3 Texas football players that shined in the second fall scrimmage

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Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas Football
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On Aug. 20, head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program took part in the second scrimmage of fall camp. For the second straight weekend, Sark and his staff were able to get some insight regarding how some impending position battles will end up playing out.

It also sounds like the Longhorns are more solidified on both sides of the ball in the second scrimmage on this day compared to the first last weekend. That is to be expected to some degree, but that’s still a positive bit of feedback to hear two weeks before the regular season opener.

One particular storyline that all Texas fans were watching this weekend was how redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers showed out after being named the starter over junior Hudson Card. And from what we’ve heard from various scrimmage reports this weekend, Ewers had a much better showing on Aug. 20 than he did on Aug. 13.

Texas football players that stood out in the second fall scrimmage

What other players stood out for the Longhorns, though, in the second fall scrimmage which took place on Aug. 20? Here’s a look at three worth noting.

Casey Cain, WR

A wide receiver that has definitely stepped up of late in fall camp is the former underrated three-star recruit and redshirt freshman Casey Cain. The sizable 6-foot-3 and 195-pound outside receiver Cain is clearly showing out in camp thus far, which continued on Aug. 20 in the scrimmage this weekend.

According to the scrimmage report from Inside Texas on Aug. 20 (paid content), Cain came up with a nice 25-yard catch on the sidelines on a nice ball from Ewers. He’s apparently also looking good when he gets those contested 50/50 balls tossed his way.

Cain reportedly had multiple nice catches in this scrimmage, which further proves that he deserves to get some key live-game reps early this season. If nothing else, Cain should be in consideration for the starting spot on the outside in the wake of the season-ending ACL tear to redshirt sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Neyor last weekend.

If Cain keeps impressing the way he has in the last couple of weeks, there’s no doubt in my mind that he will continue to be a breakout player to watch for the Longhorns this fall.