2 freshman Texas CBs who were praised in practice this week

Texas football's depth in the defensive backfield is as strong as it's ever been during head coach Steve Sarkisian's four years in Austin.
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In a little over one week, all the new spring enrollees for Texas football will get to play in the Orange-White Game at DKR for the first time in front of the Burnt Orange faithful. Texas has four full spring practices remaining before the Orange-White spring football game at DKR on April 20.

Freshman DBs getting praise for Texas football late in spring practice

Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian had many positive developments emerge in the first few weeks of spring practice. New leaders are stepping up on both sides of the ball at key positions and the true freshman early enrollees have been a very impressive group so far.

Multiple key position groups on each side of the ball are deeper and have improved depth-wise since the same time last year. A few particular position groups we've pinpointed that have become much more improved this spring are the defensive backfield, edge rusher, backfield, and offensive line.

Texas's secondary has been the subject of much discussions in a very positive sense this spring. The safety room especially has ascended to new heights this spring, including four or five players who could all crack the rotation this upcoming season.

The cornerback room has also been the beneficiary of Texas's improved depth and talent in the secondary this spring. Texas returns two key corners who started multiple games last season, junior Terrance Brooks and sophomore Malik Muhammad.

Senior defensive back Jahdae Barron has also been cross-training at corner and nickel this spring, giving the CB spot another top-notch cover DB to push for a starting job this preseason camp.

If starting Barron at corner and the rejuvenated junior DB Jaylon Guilbeau at nickel gives the Longhorns the best five players to start in the secondary, that's what the Longhorns will do with this group in the defensive backfield this fall.

It's not just the starters, though, who have impressed in the corner and safety rooms this spring. The early enrollees/true freshmen have looked the part from a top-ranked 2024 high school signing class for the Longhorns at defensive back.

Here are two true freshmen early enrollee cornerbacks who have been praised for their performances in spring practice in the last couple of weeks.