4 Texas underclassmen with most to prove in summer workouts

Which players could prime themselves to hit the ground running entering preseason camp?
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Another deep and talented position group for the Longhorns on the offensive side of the ball is the receiving corps. Texas goes at least two or three deep with skilled players at each spot in the wide receiver room entering the fall.

Sarkisian, wide receivers coach Chris Jackson, and the Longhorns reloaded the receiving corps this offseason after losing all three starters to the NFL Draft early this offseason. Texas added multiple immediate-impact receivers from the portal during the winter transfer window.

Texas also returns three former blue-chip wide receiver recruits who are entering their second year on campus, including DeAndre Moore Jr., Ryan Niblett, and Johntay Cook II. Moore and Cook looked to solidify spots on the two-deep during spring ball.

Among Texas's returning receivers from last year's team, Niblett has the most to prove to solidify his spot in the receiver rotation this fall during summer workouts and preseason camp. Hitting the weight room and showing out during the 7-on-7 work this summer will be critical for Niblett.

Since Niblett is likely best fit for practice reps at slot receiver entering the fall, he's got at least two or three other wideouts he's competing with to earn a spot on the two-deep. Moore was taking first and second-team reps out of the slot during spring ball.

That's not to mention the arrival of another potential immediate-impact slot receiver from the portal this summer, former Oregon State Beavers senior transfer Silas Bolden.