3 possible Texas position changes to watch in spring ball

Texas football has multiple position battles that will be intriguing to watch this spring.

Anthony Hill Jr., Texas football
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Anthony Hill Jr., Texas football
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Anthony Hill Jr.

Possible position change: WLB to MLB

The plan for rising sophomore linebacker and the reigning Freshman All-American Team selection Anthony Hill Jr. was always for him to develop at the will spot before moving to mike once he showed he was ready. He was also very impactful as a true freshman last season in the role of a hybrid edge rusher to get after opposing quarterbacks.

With senior All-Big 12 linebacker Jaylan Ford headed for the NFL Draft this offseason, the time for Hill to step up and take the starting job at the mike linebacker spot could be this spring camp. Hill has made tremendous strides with his ability to find the ball carrier and read and get to lane assignments since the start of Big 12 play last fall.

Word on the street is that Hill has done everything right to prove himself at the mike spot since the start of offseason workouts a few months ago. It was clear that Hill got done to work right away in the weight room early this offseason, as he put on nearly 10 pounds during winter workouts. He's up to nearly 245 pounds and 6-foot-3 entering spring practice.

Orangebloods reported on March 14 (subscriber content) that Texas is planning to work Hill more at mike linebacker this spring to maximize his versatility while still playing him as a hybrid EDGE and boundary linebacker.