These Texas players are being underrated going into 2024

Texas's depth promises to make for another interesting year of big-time competition at a few key position groups for fall camp.
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DeAndre Moore Jr., Texas football
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DeAndre Moore Jr., WR

We've talked a lot this offseason about how Texas's wide receiver room is probably the deepest position on the offense since the start of spring ball. Between the immense talent and immediate-impact starters Sarkisian and Chris Jackson got from the transfer portal during the winter window and the promising young wideouts on campus already, Texas's receiving corps could be the SEC's best in 2024.

But there is still a lot to prove for this group to gel and find chemistry with Ewers in the passing game entering preseason camp. Texas has five or six wideouts battling to be in that top group for the in-game rotation this upcoming season.

Since the Longhorns are replacing all three starters in the receiving corps, this group needs new leaders to emerge this fall. A couple of names to watch among potential emerging leaders in the receiving corps entering training camp are sophomore DeAndre Moore Jr. and senior Silas Bolden.

Moore and fellow sophomore wideout Johntay Cook II are the only returning wideouts from last year's group for the Longhorns, who are projected to get significant reps again this upcoming season in the SEC. Moore is pushing for a starting spot in the receiving corps out of the slot this fall camp.

Matthew Golden, Cook, and Bolden are also challenging to get reps out of the slot in Sarkisian's wide receiver rotation entering the fall. But Moore has proven that he can handle the load as a willing blocker, vertical threat, and a playmaker in tight windows after the catch.

This year is easily Moore's best opportunity to solidify the starting slot receiver role as his before someone else emerges from this talented group of wideouts for the fall.

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