In particular, transfer portal products like tight end Jahleel Billingsley, who left the Alabama Crimson Tide to join Texas, is already catching Sarkisian’s eye in early practices.
“I mean, we have 14 new players out there today,” Sarkisian said, per 247Sports. “So it’s a lot of guys to try to assess ‘em all just from looking at it live — I don’t get to hit the rewind button out there on the field — but I feel Jahleel (Billingsley) was really natural, comfortable for him. Obviously, systematically, it was a good fit for him. I thought Isaiah (Neyor) looked comfortable at wideout. It was good to get (Jaydon) Blue out there playing football again — he hasn’t played football in over a year, so I thought that was good for him.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Skyler Messinger giving Texas a boost as Big 12 play gets underway
Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Neugebauer sets nation’s best mark in Relays decathlon win
Dallas Morning News: Texas spring breakout candidates: Versatile Ja’tavion Sanders to settle into role as tight end
Dallas Morning News: Vic Schaefer’s emphasis on defensive intensity has given Texas an identity fueling Sweet 16 run
247Sports: Steve Sarkisian looking for Hudson Card, Quinn Ewers full understanding of Texas offense
Inside Texas: Friday: Coaching and recruiting matters, just look at Vic Schaefer
Inside Texas: Inside Texas Today: How low spring O-line numbers affect practice, baseball injury notes
Inside Texas: Notes from the second Texas Longhorns spring practice
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: Five-star basketball recruit Samantha Wagner commits to Texas
247Sports: Stage is set for a big visit weekend in Austin
247Sports: Five recruits Texas can improve their position with post-visit weekend
247Sports: Recruiting roundup: What defines a successful visit weekend, recruits to make up ground with, Texas Hoops
247Sports: Previewing recruits at the 94th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
247Sports: Previewing Arch Manning’s Texas visit: How the 5-star would fit in Texas’ QB room
Inside Texas: Humidor: Longhorn quick-hitters, recruiting round-up weekend
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
The Smoking Musket: Don’t expect a quick decision for QB battle
The Smoking Musket: Victor Scott steals victory from Youngstown State
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Men’s Basketball Preview: We’re talkin’ Miami
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: The best and worst of everything from Thursday’s Sweet 16
SB Nation: Deshaun Watson’s accusers never heard from NFL teams trying to trade for him
SB Nation: The Jaguars breaking the WR market is having a profound effect on the NFL
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- 6pm Central — that’s when Texas women’s basketball takes on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Be there.
- Texas men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard is a finalist for the 2022 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award.
- Get ready for Texas baseball’s series against the Texas Tech Red Raiders this weekend.
- Texas softball takes on the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend in a triple-header.