David Ash is Texas' starting quarterback, but freshman Tyrone Swoopes showed in the Orange-White scrimmage that he could supplant Case McCoy as Ash's backup.
Alex King thought about giving up. He was graduating with a degree in history from Duke University. The punter had one remaining year of eligibility, but what was the point?
Texas played 18 freshmen in 2011. The Longhorns might not use that many in 2012, but these five players almost certainly will make an impact.
Junior college defensive tackle Brandon Moore has made a big impression on the Texas Longhorns in the first week of spring practice.