Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Texas gains, loses some personnel
By ESPN.com staff
Texas' depth chart is still non-existent, but one of the defensive standouts will miss the rest of the spring.
Linebacker Jordan Hicks broke a bone in his foot and will miss the rest of the spring, Texas announced.
Hicks, a 6-foot-2, 228-pound native of West Chester, Ohio, came to Texas in the 2010 class as the nation's No. 1 linebacker and No. 4 overall prospect in the 2010 class. He played in all 12 games last season and made 23 tackles and a sack. Six of those tackles came on special teams.
This spring, he had reportedly been enough of a standout to be a strong candidate to start as the Longhorns' third linebacker alongside Emmanuel Acho and Keenan Robinson. He's expected to be fully recovered by fall camp.
Receiver Malcolm Williams, however, is back on the field after sitting out the first half of spring drills for unspecified personal reasons. Williams, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior caught 24 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns last season.
He never surpassed his four catches or 77 yards in the season opener against Rice, but Williams had a catch in all 12 games last season.
Texas' spring game is set for April 3 and will be televised on ESPN.