Before Texas begins its first season under Charlie Strong, we're taking a deep dive into all the talent he inherits in 2014. Our Burnt Orange Breakdown series will take a closer look at each scholarship player returning this fall and what we can expect from him.
AUSTIN, Texas -- We continue this week's five to watch series with underclassmen who could take on important roles for the Longhorns in 2014. We'll exclude offensive lineman Kent Perkins, who would definitely make this list, because he made yesterday's list of key missing parts.
Darius James was the most highly touted member of Texas' 2013 class, but he arrived in Austin this month with a considerable chip on his shoulder. The nation's No. 17 overall prospect from Killeen (Texas) Harker Heights is hungry to prove he deserved that acclaim after missing nearly his entire senior season with a broken left foot.
Three-star outside linebacker Naashon Hughes (Harker Heights, Texas/Harker Heights) was comfortable with his decision. Early on in his recruitment, Hughes decided to take Texas' offer of a grayshirt to be near his brother, Camrhon Hughes, a redshirt freshman offensive tackle and best friend Darius James, a fellow 2013 commit.
about 692 days ago | William Wilkerson | Texas Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas A&M was the talk of the state in 2013 with its 32-man recruiting class. Don't be shocked if Texas comes close to those numbers with its 2014 class. As always, it's a matter of math.
To gear up for 2013 national signing day, HornsNation's William Wilkerson is breaking down every commitment in the Longhorns' 2013 recruiting class. Vitals: Outside linebacker Naashon Hughes, Harker Heights, Texas/Harker Heights | 6-foot-3, 210 pounds Committed: Feb.
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Texas was as well represented as ever in the nation's biggest postseason all-star games this weekend. Of the Longhorns' 13 verbal commits, nine were selected to suit up for one last game before beginning their college careers.
Editor's note: This story was updated on Wednesday following Hutchinson Community College's decision to retract its release announcing De'Vondre Campbell's decision. Despite reports to the contrary on Tuesday night, De'Vondre Campbell has not decommitted from Tennessee or committed to Texas.