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Texas freshman TE Reese Leitao's felony drug charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

In February, Leitao was arrested on felony drug possession charges after getting caught on school grounds selling Xanax. Texas HC Tom Herman hasn't yet made a decision on the tight end's status. "We're aware of the recent proceedings regarding Reese Leitao and are gathering facts," Herman said. "After the latest information is thoroughly reviewed by me and our staff and the Athletics Department, we will make a decision regarding Reese's status with our program." Leitao was the nation's No. 19 tight end this past cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.
May 23 - 3:50 PM

ESPN's Jake Trotter believes QB Sam Ehlinger is the primary backup at worst, and might even challenge for the starting lineup.

Shane Buechele started as a freshman and played at a very high level considering he was thrown into the fire. His skill set fits Texas' offensive style, in terms of extremely spread out receivers with quick passes near the line of scrimmage or immediate vertical shots in one on one situations. Still, some who follow the team seem to be very interested in Ehlinger.
Source: ESPN
May 22 - 11:08 AM

Texas sophomore RB Kyle Porter is a "hidden gem who could put up big numbers," writes Bleacher Report's Kerry Miller.

The 5-foot-11, 208-pound four-star recruit tore up the Texas prep scene -- rushing for 1,938 yards and 36 touchdowns during his last season at Katy -- before posting a respectable stat line as a true frosh at Texas (46 carries for 205 yards; two receptions for 10 yards). D'Onta Foreman and his 30 carries per game have moved on, leaving Chris Warren III and Porter atop the depth chart.
May 19 - 1:15 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt singled out Texas three-star 2018 verbal DE commit Ron Tatum as one of the fastest rising prospects in the Midwest.

"The Texas commit was so dominant he made it look too easy at times (at a camp earlier this spring)," Helmholdt writes. "He has the frame to punch with offensive linemen, but his speed rush is still his best trait, which is impressive at 270 pounds." The Texas pledge ranks as Rivals' No. 6 strongside defensive end in the state of Oklahoma.
Source: Rivals
May 18 - 9:43 PM

Texas redshirt freshman DT Marcel Southall has left the team.

The move was confirmed by a Texas spokesperson. It is not immediately clear whether Southall is planning on transferring, though that would be the logical assumption. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle and initially signed with Texas over Ole Miss and Miami. With fellow interior lineman Jordan Elliott also moving on from the program, the Longhorns' depth behind Poona Ford and Chris Nelson is looking decidedly thin right now.
May 18 - 8:26 PM

Texas sophomore DT Jordan Elliott will transfer.

Elliott announced his transfer attempt in a Snapchat post. A four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle -- one which Charlie Strong wrestled away from Michigan -- the 6-foot-2, 213-pounder played in six games as a true freshman, recording eight tackles (1.5 for loss). His desired transfer destination is not yet known, but assuming he sticks at the FBS level, he would have to sit out the 2017 season.
May 18 - 5:00 PM

Texas junior LB Malik Jefferson reminds ESPN's Mel Kiper "a little bit of Jarrad Davis."

Detroit's most recent first-round pick, Davis is an explosive athlete. He has plus athleticism in common with Jefferson, who checked in at No. 17 on Kiper's 2018 big board. "Jefferson (6-3, 232) has all the athletic traits of a first-round pick, but he needs to be more consistent," Kiper wrote. "He was actually benched for a time in 2016." Jefferson was listed as a mid-first-rounder in Thor Nystrom's too-early 2018 NFL mock draft. Nystrom believes Jefferson was played out of position as a middle linebacker last year. Jefferson will be back outside at his natural post this fall.
Source: ESPN
May 12 - 3:45 PM

Texas junior S P.J. Locke underwent sports hernia surgery.

Locke is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks, a recovery timetable which puts him in line to be fully healthy for the start of August camp. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder started nine games at nickelback this past season, recording 33 tackles, six pass breakups and a pair of interceptions along the way.
May 11 - 4:26 PM

Texas redshirt sophomore RB Kirk Johnson (knee) didn't suit up for the spring game.

A meniscus tear in his knee knocked Johnson out for the season last September. The 5-foot-11, 202-pounder, Rivals' No. 208 overall prospect in the 2015 cycle, rushed for 44 yards on eight carries in 2015.
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May 10 - 12:29 PM

Texas sophomore WR Collin Johnson caught eight passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the team's spring game.

One of those spring touchdowns was a quiet beauty, as Johnson showed immaculate body control to twist into the end zone while being mirrored by the opposing corner before soft-handing the ball into his body. This past season, the 6-foot-6, 212-pound Johnson hauled in 28 passes for 315 yards and a trio of touchdowns. He and fellow sophomore wideout Devin Duvernay (20-412-3 in 2016) could make for a potentially lethal receiving duo in the Big 12 during the coming season if HC Tom Herman can coax a consistent season out of QB Shane Buechele.
May 5 - 8:53 PM

Texas junior LB Malik Jefferson has been shifted from inside to outside linebacker.

Jefferson performed below expectations last year while playing out of position. Texas coach Tom Herman and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando have now moved Jefferson to his natural position in Orlando's 3-4 defense. "He likes it, I know that," Herman said of Jefferson. "He is adjusting daily to the expectations of him playing with lower pad level, playing more aggressive, playing more physical - and he wants to." Jefferson was listed as a mid-first-rounder in Thor Nystrom's too-early 2018 NFL mock draft.
May 4 - 3:23 PM

Texans selected Texas RB D'Onta Foreman with the No. 89 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Foreman (6’0/233) turned pro after earning the 2016 Doak Walker award as college football’s top running back, wrapping his three-year career with a 431/2,774/20 (6.44 YPC) rushing line but only 13 receptions. While Foreman ran 4.45 at the Texas Pro Day and displays exceptional foot quickness for his size on tape, he lost six fumbles his final year in Austin and is suspect at best in the passing game with minimal receiving production and no experience in pro-style pass protection. A finesse runner in a power back’s body, Foreman frustrates with a repeated failure to beat first contact. Foreman looks like a boom-bust prospect who could conceivably become an NFL sensation, or fail to outlast his rookie deal.
Apr 28 - 10:55 PM

On Monday, Texas RB D'Onta Foreman revealed that his infant son died during the season.

Foreman told NFL Network that his son, D'Onta Jr., was born prematurely and died at 7 weeks old due to an intestinal infection. "I really didn't know how to feel," Foreman said. "I was like numb. I felt like something was taken away from me before I had a chance to experience it." Foreman didn't disclose the tragedy en route to his 2,028 yards and the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back. "It was just something about that game, it was like, 'I'm doing it for my son. I'm leaving it all out here,'" Foreman said.
Source: ESPN
Apr 25 - 12:42 PM

One NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said that Texas RB D'Onta Foreman "is not a starter."

The scout compared him to a faster version of Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine. Another scout questioned the 6-foot, 234-pounder's overall on-field tenacity, saying that "he's just not an aggressive runner." The flogging did not stop there, though, as yet another evaluator said, "he can't pass-block me" while a fourth called him a "a big guy that thinks he’s a finesse running back." Ouch. While this is all pretty harsh, Foreman has performed reasonably well during the evaluating process, most notably in running a 4.45s 40-yard dash on pro day -- considerably faster than was expected. Pro Football Focus comps him to former Rams RB Steven Jackson.
Apr 20 - 7:03 PM

Texas HC Tom Herman said that there is "no way" that he is ready to name sophomore QB Shane Buechele the starter for 2017.

"Shane knows we have a lot of confidence in him, and Shane did a lot of things really well this spring," Herman said. "But to say he's won the job in 12 padded practices, when he doesn't even get hit, that would be a bit premature." The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Buechele -- who started all 12 games last season -- put up numbers in Saturday's spring game, completing 23-of-39 passes for 369 yards, two passing touchdowns, an interception and a rushing touchdown. True freshman QB Sam Ehlinger also took a significant number of snaps in the scrimmage, ultimately completing 10-of-31 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown. Herman has indicated that he does not plan on naming a starter until August camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 17 - 2:38 PM


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