3 newcomers standing out in fall camp for Texas football

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Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey, LB

By far the most experienced of the three Longhorns newcomers that made this list is the former FCS All-American and James Madison Dukes senior grad transfer linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey. This fifth-year linebacker definitely went from vying for a key spot on the two-deep at one of the middle linebacker positions heading into fall camp to nearly locking up a starting spot in certain defensive packages coming out of the second fall scrimmage last weekend.

Tucker-Dorsey was likely one of the most impressive newcomers at the linebacker position, not just this offseason, but any year in recent memory for the Longhorns. He’s putting those off-ball instincts on display in an impressive manner in fall camp, which is really standing out in his ability to stuff the ball carrier when defending the run.

But there are other ways that Tuck is making his name known in camp thus far.

Tuck is surprisingly disruptive in pass coverage, closing the gap on his assignments quickly and getting his arms up in the passing lanes to deflect passes.

There might not be a harder-working newcomer that is blowing away his teammates with his instincts and quickness in the box among any along this front seven in fall camp like Tuck has. He’s the closest thing to a revelation that Texas has among the newcomers at linebacker heading into the season.

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The impact that Tuck makes on this defensive front should go well beyond his production on the field, though. If Tuck can be a reliable weakside linebacker for the Longhorns this season, that really opens up what the likes of junior linebacker Jaylan Ford and senior DeMarvion Overshown can do for this front.