A look at the future of the Texas football running back room

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For the 2022 season, Steve Sarkisian may have more confidence in the running backs than in any other position on his roster.

It starts with junior Bijan Robinson, who, in the eyes of many, is the best running back in college football. The combination of agility, power, and speed that the Tucson native possesses has him poised to have a monster junior season in Austin.

The beauty of the 2022 Texas running back room is the depth behind Robinson, specifically with RB2 Roschon Johnson. Johnson, a quarterback recruit in the class of 2019, has turned into an incredibly versatile and valuable piece of Steve Sarkisian’s offense. Johnson is one of the most well-respected players in this program and a guy who would be starting on most teams around the country.

Although Robinson and Johnson will take a majority of the running back snaps, Keilan Robinson and Jonathon Brooks are more than capable of stepping in and giving this offense quality reps.