With a little less than a month remaining before opening day, the Longhorns opened preseason practice this week, culminating in an 11-on-11 scrimmage on Saturday morning. Here are three things we learned from week one of head coach Tom Herman’s first preseason camp.
Despite Texas’ 5–7 record last season, there wasn’t exactly a dearth of talent on the 40 Acres. The Longhorns sported top-20 recruiting classes each year from 2014–16 according to 247Sports, totaling 30 four-or-five-star prospects. Here is who the burnt orange need to replace — and who will take their place — heading into 2017.
Connor Williams hasn’t always been considered the best offensive tackle in college football.
Two years ago, when Williams arrived on the 40 Acres as a freshman, he didn’t do so as a four or five-star recruit. The junior offensive tackle was just the No. 75 ranked tackle in the nation, per 247sports.