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Texas updates its roster before Big 12 Media Days

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A few thoughts on the numbers and measurements for 2018 signees, as well as the walk-on program.

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NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Day Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to appearing at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday, the Texas Longhorns updated the program’s roster. While the big news involved D’shawn Jamison’s listing as a wide receiver instead of a cornerback, there were some other roster takeaways.

Let’s break it down:

  • Cornerback signee Jalen Green will wear No. 3 and is listed at 6’0, 185 pounds.
  • Graduate transfer running back Tre Watson will wear No. 5.
  • Quarterback Shane Buechele is listed at 210 pounds, but recent pictures suggest that he still has the most slight build of the four scholarship contenders to become the team’s signal caller.
  • Wide receiver signee Joshua Moore will wear No. 14 and is listed at 6’1 and 170 pounds.
  • The walk-on program added Aldine Davis quarterback Tremayne Prudhomme. A 6’1, 190-pounder, Prudhomme is athletic enough that he should help the scout team in addition to boosting the football program’s GPA — he was a top-10 student at Davis, according to his NCSA profile.
  • Early enrollee safety BJ Foster is now listed at 210 pounds.
  • Running back signee Keoantay Ingram will wear No. 26 and is listed at 6’0 and 205 pounds.
  • Sophomore running back Toneil Carter is listed at 210 pounds.
  • Safety signee DeMarvion Overshown will wear No. 31 and is listed at 6’3 and 210 pounds.
  • The walk-on program also added Conroe Oak Ridge running back Kamari Williams, who once intended to run track and field in college (and may still do so).
  • Defensive line signee Michael Williams will wear No. 37 and is listed at 6’2 and 275 pounds. A remarkable athlete, Williams isn’t likely to end up at tight end based on his weight gain — he might even grow into a nose tackle in short order.
  • Edge rusher Joseph Ossai will wear No. 46 and is listed as 6’4 and 245 pounds. Whether he remains at B-backer or becomes a defensive end is still a subject of interest, but it seems clear that he’s putting on weight quickly.
  • Linebacker signee Byron Vaughns will wear No. 50 and is listed at 6’3 and 225 pounds.
  • Redshirt freshman offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi is listed at 295 pounds. One of the key storylines this season is whether Cosmi positions himself to become a potential starter in 2019.
  • Offensive tackle signee Rafiti Ghirmai will wear No. 66 and is listed at 6’5 and 300 pounds.
  • Sophomore offensive tackle Derek Kersttter is now listed at 305 pounds. According to head coach Tom Herman, Kerstetter was a starter last season at around 280 pounds.
  • Offensive tackle signee Christian Jones will wear No. 70 and is listed at 6’5 and 305 pounds.
  • Graduate transfer left tackle Calvin Anderson will wear No. 74 at Texas.
  • Offensive line signee Junior Angilau will wear No. 75 and is listed at 6’5 and 300 pounds.
  • Offensive tackle signee Reese Moore will wear No. 76 and is listed at 6’6 and 295 pounds. While that weight is heartening if true, Moore needs to add significant strength and is likely at least a year away from competing to contribute.
  • Sophomore tight end Cade Brewer is listed at 250 pounds after signing at 223 pounds. The hope is that Brewer gained the strength to serve as an in-line option while rehabilitating from his knee injury.
  • Wide receiver signee Al’vonte Woodard will wear No. 83 and is listed at 6’1 and 205 pounds.
  • Tight end signee Malcolm Epps will wear No. 85 and is listed at 6’5 and 230 pounds.
  • Another addition to the walk-on program is tight end Austin Hibbetts. The 6’3, 240-pounder previously played at Blinn College.
  • Defensive line signee Daniel Carson will wear No. 88 and is listed at 6’4 and 300 pounds.
  • Defensive line signee Moro Ojomo will wear No. 98 and is listed at 6’2 and 285 pounds.
  • Defensive tackle signee Keondre Coburn will wear No. 99 and is listed at 6’3 and 330 pounds. The ideal scenario for Coburn is reshaping his body to maximize his athleticism and minimize the risk of injuries and talent drain that often results from carrying too much extra weight.