Title says it all. These two 'Horns are getting some respect from Dr. Saturday, ending up on his all-up-and-coming team. I think Acho's going to have his work cut out for him to earn and keep the starting job, but I do believe he's going to get plenty of meaningful playing time either way.
Defensive End: Sam Acho • Texas
While the Longhorns were waiting for more hyped recruits Eddie Jones, Lamarr Houston and Russell Carter to round into form, Acho quietly worked his way onto the field immediately in 2007, notched three sacks last year off the bench and slides into a starting role this fall at a position that's produced four draft picks (Brian Orakpo, Tim Crowder, Brian Robison and Cory Redding) in the last seven years.
Cornerback: Aaron Williams • Texas
Williams was mostly restricted to nickel and dime (it is the Big 12) roles as a true freshman, a reasonable destination for him again considering Texas returns two of its three front line corners, Chykie Brown and Deon Beasley, and another reserve, Curtis Brown, who played more than Williams in '08. But Williams apparently lived up to his outsized recruiting hype in the spring, exiting with an inside track on deposing Beasley as a regular starter.