3 Texas players 'turning heads' early in summer workouts

One week into summer workouts, Texas has seen multiple standouts emerge on each side of the ball.
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The month of June saw Texas football players arrive back on campus for the start of the summer strength and conditioning program. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian also welcomed over a half-dozen new additions to the program for summer semester.

Which Texas football players have stolen the spotlight early in summer workouts?

It's about a half-and-half split regarding the new enrollees for the Longhorns this summer between coming from the high school ranks and the transfer portal.

Strength coach Torre Becton is tasked with getting the Longhorns players ready and in shape for the start of preseason camp in a couple of months. Texas will hit the practice field for summer conditioning and the weight room. Summer workouts also include some 7-on-7 work for the Longhorns.

There won't be as much getting players up to speed as usual for the start of summer workouts since Texas had so many spring enrollees participate in camp earlier this offseason. Texas can focus more on developing leadership and getting the young players further along this summer.

Just over one week into summer workouts, there are already a handful of Longhorns players who have earned praise. Here are three players for the Longhorns "turning heads" early in summer S&C.

Quinn Ewers, QB

In his third year as Texas's starting quarterback, redshirt junior Quinn Ewers has a clear leadership role leading this offense and all the new additions to the receiving corps. Ewers has an established group in the backfield and blocking in front of him along the offensive line. Texas returns four out of five starters in the trenches and two of its three most productive backs from last season.

Ewers' task in summer workouts is not only to get comfortable and build chemistry with this receiving corps that replaces all its starters this offseason but also to help get the younger quarterbacks up to speed.

Inside Texas's Eric Nahlin reported (paid content) that Ewers has progressed into a mentor role in different situations on the practice field and the film room. He's helping true freshman quarterback Trey Owens learn what he's supposed to do in different scenarios and to set the tone in summer S&C.

Regarding his connection with the receivers this offseason, Ewers has reportedly looked great in 7-on-7 work. He's built natural connections with the likes of former Alabama transfer Isaiah Bond, true freshman standout Ryan Wingo, and new enrollee/Oregon State transfer Silas Bolden.

Ewers is checking all the boxes we'd expect from his mindset and maturity from a third-year starting quarterback in Sarkisian's system.