Texas Longhorns scholarship chart

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Assessing the short-term and long-term future of the Longhorns.

Quarterbacks

QB 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 David Ash David Ash Tyrone Swoopes Tyrone Swoopes
2 Case McCoy Tyrone Swoopes   Jerrod Heard Jerrod Heard
3 Tyrone Swoopes Jalen Overstreet Jalen Overstreet Jalen Overstreet
4 Jalen Overstreet Jerrod Heard

Position analysis

Running backs

RB 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Johnathan Gray Johnathan Gray Johnathan Gray Donald Catalon
2 Malcolm Brown Malcolm Brown Daje Johnson Kevin Shorter
3 Joe Bergeron Joe Bergeron Donald Catalon D'Onta Foreman
4 Daje Johnson Daje Johnson Kevin Shorter
5 Alex De La Torre (FB) Donald Catalon D'Onta Foreman
6 Chet Moss (FB) Kevin Shorter Alex De La Torre
7
D'Onta Foreman

8
Alex De La Torre

9
Chet Moss

Position analysis

Wide Receivers

WR 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Mike Davis Jaxon Shipley Kendall Sanders Jacorey Warrick
2 Jaxon Shipley John Harris Marcus Johnson Jake Oliver
3 John Harris Bryant Jackson Jake Oliver Montrel Meander
4 Bryant Jackson Kendall Sanders Jacorey Warrick Lorenzo Joe
5 Kendall Sanders Marcus Johnson Montrel Meander Armanti Foreman
6 Marcus Johnson Jacorey Warrick Lorenzo Joe Dorian Leonard
7 Jacorey Warrick Jake Oliver Armanti Foreman Emanuel Porter
8 Jake Oliver Montrel Meander Dorian Leonard Garrett Gray
9 Montrel Meander Lorenzo Joe Roderick Bernard Roderick Bernard
10
Dorian Leonard Emanuel Porter Keke Coutee
11
Emanuel Porter Garrett Gray Reggie Hemphill
12
Garrett Gray Keke Coutee
13
Roderick Bernard

Position analysis

Tight ends

TE 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Geoff Swaim Geoff Swaim MJ McFarland Caleb Bluiett
2 Greg Daniels Greg Daniels John Thomas
3 MJ McFarland MJ McFarland Caleb Bluiett
4 Miles Onyegbule Miles Onyegbule

5 Caleb Bluiett John Thomas

6
Caleb Bluiett

Position analysis

Offensive linemen

OT 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Donald Hawkins Josh Cochran Kennedy Estelle Kent Perkins
2 Josh Cochran Desmond Harrison Kent Perkins Camrhon Hughes
3 Desmond Harrison Kennedy Estelle Camrhon Hughes Garrett Greenlea
4 Kennedy Estelle Kent Perkins Garrett Greenlea Connor Lanfear
5 Kent Perkins Camrhon Hughes Connor Lanfear
6 Camrhon Hughes Garrett Greenlea

7 Garrett Greenlea (medical)


OG 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Trey Hopkins Sedrick Flowers Sedrick Flowers Curtis Riser
2 Mason Walters Curtis Riser Curtis Riser Rami Hammad
3 Sedrick Flowers Taylor Doyle Taylor Doyle Darius James
4 Curtis Riser Rami Hammad Rami Hammad Maea Teuhema
5 Taylor Doyle Darius James Darius James Aaron Garza
6 Rami Hammad
Maea Teuhema Patrick Vahe
7 Darius James
Aaron Garza
8

Patrick Vahe

OC 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Dominic Espinosa Dominic Espinosa  Jake Raulerson Jake Raulerson
2 Garrett Porter Jake Raulerson Terrell Cuney Terrell Cuney
3 Jake Raulerson   Terrell Cuney

Position analysis

Defensive ends

DE 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Jackson Jeffcoat Cedric Reed Torshiro Davis Bryce Cottrell
2 Reggie Wilson Torshiro Davis Bryce Cottrell Derick Roberson
3 Cedric Reed Bryce Cottrell Derick Roberson Jake McMillon
4 Torshiro Davis Derick Roberson Jake McMillon Sione Teuhema
5 Bryce Cottrell Jake McMillon Sione Teuhema
6
Sione Teuhema

Position analylsis

Defensive tackles

DT 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Malcom Brown Malcom Brown Malcom Brown Hassan Ridgeway
2 Chris Whaley Desmond Jackson Marcus Hutchins Alex Norman
3 Desmond Jackson Marcus Hutchins Hassan Ridgeway Paul Boyette
4 Marcus Hutchins Hassan Ridgeway Alex Norman Trey Lealaimatafao
5 Hassan Ridgeway Alex Norman Paul Boyette Courtney Garnett
6 Alex Norman Paul Boyette Trey Lealaimatafao Bryce English
7 Paul Boyette Trey Lealaimatafao Courtney Garnett
8
Courtney Garnett Bryce English

Position analysis

Linebackers

LB 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Demarco Cobbs Jordan Hicks Dalton Santos Tim Cole
2 Jordan Hicks Steve Edmond Peter Jinkens Deoundrei Davis
3 Steve Edmond Aaron Benson Tim Cole Naashon Hughes
4 Aaron Benson Tevin Jackson Deoundrei Davis Andrew Beck
5 Tevin Jackson Kendall Thompson Naashon Hughes Cameron Hampton
6 Kendall Thompson Dalton Santos Andrew Beck Otaro Alaka
7 Dalton Santos Peter Jinkens Cameron Hampton
8 Peter Jinkens Tim Cole Otaro Alaka
9 Tim Cole Deoundrei Davis

10 Deoundrei Davis Naashon Hughes

11 Naashon Hughes Andrew Beck

12
Cameron Hampton

13
Otaro Alaka

Position analysis

Defensive backs

DB 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Adrian Phillips Quandre Diggs Duke Thomas Bryson Echols
2 Carrington Byndom Mykkele Thompson Kevin Vaccaro Adrian Colbert
3 Quandre Diggs Leroy Scott Bryson Echols Antwuan Davis
4 Mykkele Thompson Sheroid Evans Adrian Colbert Erik Huhn
5 Leroy Scott Josh Turner Antwuan Davis Chevoski Collins
6 Sheroid Evans Duke Thomas Erik Huhn John Bonney
7 Josh Turner Kevin Vaccaro Chevoski Collins Jermaine Roberts
8 Duke Thomas Bryson Echols John Bonney Jason Hall
9 Kevin Vaccaro Adrian Colbert Jermaine Roberts Jalen Campbell
10 Bryson Echols Antwuan Davis Jason Hall Johnny Shaw
11 Adrian Colbert Erik Huhn Jalen Campbell
12 Antwuan Davis Chevoski Collins Johnny Shaw
13 Erik Huhn John Bonney

14 Chevoski Collins Jermaine Roberts

15
Jason Hall

Position analysis

Special teams

ST 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Anthony Fera Will Russ Nick Rose Corbin Daily
2 Cade McCrary Nate Boyer Nick Jordan
3 Will Russ Nick Rose Corbin Daily
4 Nate Boyer Nick Jordan

5 Nick Rose Corbin Daily

6 Nick Jordan

Position analysis

Scholarship numbers

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
Quarterbacks 4 4 3 3
Running backs 6 9 6 3
Wide receivers 9 13 12 11
Tight ends 4 5 2 1
Offensive linemen 17 14 15 12
Defensive ends 5 6 5 4
Defensive tackles 7 8 8 6
Linebackers 11 13 8 6
Defensive backs 14 15 12 10
Special teams 6 5 3 1
Total 83 92 75 57


Attrition

There's going to be some -- there are probably two or three spots left in the 2014 class for players like Zaycoven Henderson, Solomon Thomas, Jamal Adams, Nick Watkins, and Edwin Freeman, the legitimate targets still left on the board.

Taking three would put the Longhorns 10 scholarships over the limit for next season, above the expected attrition level for a team. And that's after losing guys with multiple seasons of eligibility before the season like Connor Brewer and Cayleb Jones.

Here's the breakdown of attrition candidates:

Quarterback -- None.

Running back -- Maybe Chet Moss, but he seems content occupying his scholarship and playing on special teams. Hard to see him leaving on his own.

Wide receiver -- None. Watch this position after the influx of 2014 prospects come in, though.

Tight ends -- Miles Onyegbule hasn't contributed yet and doesn't appear likely to do so, but he may also be happy occupying a scholarship. Caleb Bluiett has changed positions several times already, typically a sign that someone could be on the way out. However, he has a chance to contribute in 2015 if he sticks around.

Offensive line -- It would be surprising to see Garrett Greenlea finish his career at Texas on a football scholarship after sitting out this year for a medical redshirt.

Defensive line -- Marcus Hutchins and Paul Boyette are both buried on the defensive tackle depth chart.

Linebackers -- This is the position where the most attrition could occur, because Aaron Benson will be a senior next year having never gotten on the field and both Tevin Jackson and Kendall Thompson have fallen out of the rotation and look like busts at this time.

Defensive backs -- None stand out.

Texas could also lose some commits in the 2014 class if the coaching staff changes, with the most likely candidates at this time being Kevin Shorter and Jermaine Roberts. And there's also the high likelihood that some unexpected players currently on the roster end up out of the program by next fall and those tend to be the most painful because that attrition isn't from the bottom of the depth chart.

Biggest needs

Looking at the overall offensive line numbers doesn't tell the whole tale, as the group will be heavily made up of offensive guards over the next several years and Greenlea isn't likely to ever contribute. Right now, going after a junior college offensive tackle isn't heavily in the discussion, in part because of limited numbers in the class, though neither Donald Hawkins or Desmond Harrison were on the radar at this time in previous years, either.

There's also only one offer out to another 2015 tackle, Rockwall's Trevor Elbert, who will likely end up in the SEC. The Horns need to continue scouring the state for another tackle in that class or end up having to find a junior college player some time next fall in that class, the type of solution that is effective, but short term.

The other major need is at tight end. The move of Bluiett back to the position ensures that Texas will have a player there in 2016 at the current rate, but deciding not to offer any in-state prep players in 2014 puts more pressure on the 2015 class to find someone there, an area in which Texas has struggled mightily in recent years -- the Horns don't have a player who played the position in high school on the roster right now besides Daniels at times and Swaim when he wasn't recruited.

Depending on what happens in the next several weeks, the Horns may also need to pursue a junior college or transfer quarterback. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of strong options available.

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