Texas Football: 3 standouts from the first spring scrimmage

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Quinn Ewers, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Quinn Ewers, QB

One of the most important players that stood out for the Longhorns during the first open scrimmage of spring ball was Ewers. The third-year quarterback continues to look more and more impressive this offseason as he has legitimately entrenched himself as the starter this spring.

We heard a lot of the rhetoric that Ewers was the set-in-stone starter and one of the emerging leaders of this offense so far in spring camp. It sounds like he’s really taken control of the reigns of this offense, which is obviously a great sign for the direction that this group is headed under Sark in 2023.

It’s worth noting that we heard about that elusive deep-ball connection between Ewers and junior wide receiver Xavier Worthy during the open scrimmage. Ewers apparently connected with Worthy for around a 70-yard touchdown pass that was a beautiful throw from the sophomore signal-caller.

Another good read that we heard about from Ewers was a reported red zone touchdown throw to redshirt senior slot receiver Jordan Whittington. Those were a couple of the highlight-worthy throws for Ewers over the weekend during the open scrimmage.

An important note that we saw from CJ Vogel of TFB Texas on March 25 (donor content) mentioned that Ewers is carrying his weight really well this spring. He’s apparently looking more fleet of feet in the pocket this spring compared to the same time last year.

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