Derick Roberson arrived on Texas' campus this month with every intention of becoming a difference-maker for the Longhorns in 2014. The 2014 ESPN 300 defensive end from San Antonio Brennan was the Longhorns' top-rated signee and committed on the spot when offered before his junior season.
Earlier this afternoon, we began the 2014 Big 12 recruiting draft with Round 1. We continue the draft with Round 2: 1. Kansas -- DE Derick Roberson Signed with: Texas Brandon Chatmon: With Jerrod Heard secured as the face of the offense, let's get someone to be the face of the defense.
about 726 days ago | ESPN.com staff | Texas Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas -- Our five to watch series continues this week with a closer look at a group of incoming freshmen who could be in line to help the Longhorns right away in 2014. You won't see Texas' highest-rated pledge at the top of the list, because this is not exclusively about star ratings.
Last year, just a pair of true freshmen received votes for Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors: Iowa State cornerback Nigel Tribune and the winner of the award, Oklahoma linebacker Dominique Alexander.
about 761 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Editor's note: This is the second part of a week-long series breaking down Texas' most important spring position battles when the Longhorns begin practice in two weeks. Moving on: Jackson Jeffcoat, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All-America defensive end.
As we wait for the start of spring ball, we're examining and ranking the positional situations of every team in the Big 12, continuing Monday with defensive line. Some of these outlooks will look different after the spring.
about 799 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Now that they've signed their letters of intent, Texas' incoming recruits can officially toss their stars in the trash. They don't matter now. While such ratings and rankings are helpful throughout the recruiting process, they mean nothing once a kid sets foot on campus and joins the program.
With national signing day in the books, RecruitingNation is looking at the top position classes. For the full series, click here. Nationally (and SEC) Texas A&M went into the 2014 class knowing that size and athleticism was an absolute must on its defensive front.
about 809 days ago | Gerry Hamilton | NCF On The Trail