Texas Football: 3 Longhorns summer enrollees impressing in workouts

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One of the true freshmen for the Longhorns that is making the most noise in summer workouts is the former four-star recruit out of Red Oak High School, safety Warren Roberson. A late-cycle pickup for the Longhorns in the 2023 class, Roberson was a key snag that was once committed to the TCU Horned Frogs and head coach Sonny Dykes.

The Frogs’ loss is the Longhorns’ gain in the form of Roberson. All indications currently point to Roberson being a tremendous value pickup for the Longhorns in the 2023 class.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that we mentioned Roberson as one of the names that came up among the early standouts in the summer strength and conditioning program. Roberson blew away the coaches with what he showed in the early phases of the summer workout program.

And it doesn’t sound like he’s slowed down much in the weeks since we initially talked about his positive summer workout feedback.

CJ Vogel of TFB Texas tabbed Roberson as a “pleasant surprise” among the true freshmen in summer workouts.

After we initially thought Roberson would be viewed as a contributor two or three years into his collegiate career, he could earn more live-game reps right away this fall with how he’s shown out this summer in drills and the weight room. Roberson is part of a deep safety room on the Forty Acres, but he’s certainly making a valiant case to make an early impact during his true freshman campaign this fall.