Austin is a wide receiver wonderland these days.
Spring practice is well underway on the Forty Acres, and no position on the Texas Longhorns roster may be more talent rich than the wide receiver room. That much was evident in practice on Tuesday morning, as the Longhorns receivers made play after play, such as sophomore Brennan Eagles and senior Devin Duvernay each contorting their body and adjusting to secure one-handed grabs, and freshman Bru McCoy and redshirt freshman Malcolm Epps each making would-be tacklers miss in one-on-one drills.
Eagles was also seen getting the best of a one-on-one battle with sophomore cornerback D’Shawn Jamison, beating him deep to comfortably cradle a touchdown grab.
Just how much talent in on hand in the Horns’ wide receiver room?
Of the nine scholarship wide receivers currently on campus, seven are former high school All-Americans, with the exceptions being sophomore Jordan Pouncey and star senior Collin Johnson. And in a case of the rich set to get richer, the Longhorns will add another two high school All-Americans to the mix in the coming weeks, as Texas is awaiting the summer arrivals of Jake Smith and Marcus Washington.
It’s safe to say it should be a fun season for Sam Ehlinger, the man set to enjoy slinging the pigskin to such a talented crop of pass catchers.