3 standouts from Texas's second spring scrimmage today

The second of two spring scrimmage before the Orange-White Game on April 20 was held this weekend.
Malik Muhammad, Texas football
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Malik Muhammad, Texas football
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Malik Muhammad, CB

This has been a big week for sophomore cornerback Malik Muhammad. After making his way back to full contact drills in practice last week, Muhammad has made his presence known in team drills and scrimmage settings.

Muhammad was also named a breakout candidate to watch in college football during the 2024 season by 247Sports' Cody Nagel in a piece published on April 12.

For those that know Muhammad's game, this hype for his second season at Texas isn't anything unexpected. Muhammad was one of Texas's best defensive backs down the stretch last season. He even started the Big 12 Championship Game against Oklahoma State and the playoff semis against Washington.

Knowing that Muhammad has already performed well this spring, it's not too shocking that he starred for the Longhorns during the second scrimmage this weekend. He reportedly hauled in one interception during the scrimmage and was one of Texas's most disruptive defensive backs in 11-on-11 work.

His interception came off a pass from Manning.

Muhammad continues to cement his status as the starter at the boundary corner spot entering summer workouts and fall camp.

The consistency that the first-team secondary has shown for Texas in the last couple of weeks this spring has disrupted the offense's flow early in the scrimmages. Texas has defensive backs who are holding their own in one-on-one coverage in the scrimmages and in team drills against a very talented group of wideouts and very skilled quarterbacks leading the offensive units.

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