Spring football is winding down on the Forty Acres. Which players have made impacts during Steve Sarkisian's first spring with the Longhorns? Plus an explanation behind the coaching styles of Pete Kwiatkowski and Kyle Flood, a five-star OL sets his visit schedule, and recruiting percentages for Chris Beard's top 2022 targets.
Running backs receive handoffs and wide receivers catch passes. Quarterbacks touch the ball on almost every play and are integral to the successes or failures of an offense, but only the center touches the ball every single offensive snap.
Texas has a number of big position battles playing out this spring. Many of them likely won’t be truly settled until the fall as the staff focuses on installation and evaluation in preparation for the summer and eventual pre-season camp. Nevertheless, these reps certainly matter and if talented players can seize control of a position it will be hard to unseat them in the fall.
Thus far into the 2022 recruiting class, Steve Sarkisian and his staff have made 12 scholarship offers to out of state recruits along the offensive line alone. The program has come quite a long way in 10 years since Mack Brown’s 2011 recruiting class, which ranked fourth in the country but included just one scholarship offer to an out of state offensive line recruit.