4 Texas true freshmen impressing in Week 1 of spring ball

This class of true freshmen early enrollees for Texas football are already making a big impression on the staff in drills.
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Zina Umeozulu, EDGE

The EDGE position looks like the most improved of any position group on any side of the ball for the Longhorns compared to what the staff had at this time in spring ball last year. Texas has added multiple potent EDGE talents, many of which are capable of making an instant impact on the defensive front for the upcoming season in the SEC in 2024.

Trey Moore and Colin Simmons are two guys who will instantly upgrade Texas's front seven at the EDGE position. Both guys have looked fantastic early in offseason workouts and through the first week of spring practice.

Then, you have young EDGE talents such as true freshman Zina Umeozulu that look like a steal on the recruiting trail. Umeozulu has seemingly done everything right and really stood out among the early enrollees since the start of offseason workouts a couple of months ago.

The 6-foot-4 and 225-pound Umeozulu has easily been one of the most impressive true freshmen early enrollees in the first four spring practices. If the EDGE position weren't already so deep and talented with more experienced players on this year's squad, Umeozulu would probably be in a spot to make an early impact on the two-deep during his true freshman campaign.