3 Texas football players that shined in the second fall scrimmage

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Ethan Burke, EDGE

A newcomer to watch this fall that wasn’t expected to make an impact this early in his collegiate career is the former three-star Michigan Wolverines commit and true freshman edge rusher Ethan Burke. Texas looks to have found a gem in the former high school lacrosse star and Austin, TX, native Burke.

It sounds like Burke was a force to be reckoned with in the trenches for the second straight weekend. He also posed an immense threat to the offensive line on passing plays in the open practice back on Aug. 16.

From what we’re hearing coming out of this second fall scrimmage, it sounds like Burke could have already earned himself some rotational reps as a change of pace pass rusher this fall. The fact that he’s added some weight since summer conditioning means that his body is in better shape to compete against Power Five offensive linemen and tight ends.

Burke is giving the offensive line lots of issues on an ongoing basis in camp, and that was something that apparently stood out to everyone throughout the last week or so.

In a world where Burke rounds out fall camp on a high note, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to see him inserted into some key pass rush situations this season.

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Among the other defensive linemen/edge players that stood out in this scrimmage, it sounds like senior Ovie Oghoufo continues to show improvement and sophomore DL Vernon Broughton was solid. But in terms of wreaking havoc in the pass rush, it’s hard to find someone that has impressed to the same degree of late in fall camp as Burke.