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 434 days ago | William Wilkerson | Texas Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas -- The thin, burnt-orange offensive line that has broken apart and allowed Texas to be pushed from good to bad is supposed to be fixed this time around. Stacy Searels, who has long bemoaned the lack of talent, bodies and blocking ability of his charges along that line, has earned the praise of Texas coach Mack Brown, not only for Searels' patience but also his persistence in rebuilding that line.
about 436 days ago | Carter Strickland | Texas Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas -- One could argue that the group of offensive linemen Texas signed in 2013 was as strong as any school's class in the country. Darius James, Kent Perkins and Jake Raulerson were all ESPN 150 recruits and Rami Hammad had close to 50 offers.
about 441 days ago | William Wilkerson | Texas Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas -- Time and again over the past two years, Texas coach Mack Brown has been true to his word: The best players, no matter the age or experience level, will play. That has led to 34 true freshmen -- the most in FBS -- hitting the field in the past two seasons.
about 457 days ago | Carter Strickland | Texas Longhorns
When Texas brought in Stacy Searels after the 2010 season to overhaul its offensive line, it did so with an ideal in mind. Searels had been coaching SEC offensive lines -- first at LSU, then Georgia -- since 2003.
Team needs: Texas hit the recruiting trail this year seeking improved depth on the offensive line and at linebacker. Its line got almost no production from backups in 2012, and an inexperienced linebacker group started six players last season and endured struggles throughout.
Black Team offense Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) Running back: Alvin Kamara Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington) Tight end: O.
about 595 days ago | RecruitingNation staff | NCF On The Trail