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

Arguably the best player Texas has on the defensive side of the ball this year is sophomore linebacker and former five-star recruit Anthony Hill Jr. The 6-foot-3 and 245-pound linebacker from the DFW Metroplex continues to expand his knowledge of the defense and get stronger in the weight room.

It's pretty scary to think what Hill will be able to do after spending his second full offseason in the S&C program and in PK's defensive system. Hill has already looked the part of a potential First-Team All-SEC linebacker entering his sophomore campaign.

Hill appears to be making even more positive strides early in summer workouts. He reportedly has been one of the biggest standouts to those in and around the program on the defensive side of the ball through the first week of summer S&C.

An interesting note here is that the coaching staff reportedly wants Hill to shave a few pounds before preseason camp begins in August. He is getting down to work to get closer to 240 pounds since he arrived on campus around the 245-pound mark this summer.

Even with the staff working to get his weight down a bit, Hill is still carrying his weight about as good as you possibly can at the linebacker position. It sounds like he's even rangier and stronger than he was last fall while retaining his speed and explosiveness playing in the box and around the line of scrimmage.

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