Spring Breakdown: Texas wealthy with receiver options


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas is beginning to put the pieces together for the 2019 season as the Longhorns are halfway through Spring Practice.

The Longhorns Orange-White Spring Game is April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. Before the Longhorns kick off, we’re diving in to how the current roster shapes up.

*This is part three of a KXAN series evaluating the Texas Longhorns spring football roster position by position*

Wide Receivers: Collin Johnson, Devin Duvernay, Malcolm Epps, Joshua Moore, Brennan Eagles, Bru McCoy, Jordan Pouncey

Texas should compete with the best in the Big 12 at the receiver position, showcasing talented wide receivers across the roster. The passing games goes as Collin Johnson. Johnson sets the tone as the Longhorns’ physical receiving option, but he may have company in freshman Malcolm Epps. Epps is as tall as Johnson, but weighs 20 pounds more. The Houston native has impressed during spring practice and should be a lethal red zone threat during the 2019 season. Epps could be the player to fill the void that Lil’Jordan Humphrey left when he departed for the NFL.

Devin Duvernay produced Texas’ longest play from scrimmage last season with his 49-yard touchdown reception against West Virginia. Given his big play ability, he seems to be the forgotten man when it comes to the Longhorns offense. Duvernay enjoyed a great freshman season as Shane Buechele big play receiver and Duvernay’s role should mature with one final college season.

The wildcard is highly-touted freshman Bru McCoy. McCoy is appealing to the NCAA to be eligible for his freshman season after transferring from USC in January. If he’s eligible, he’ll be a star for the Longhorns with big play ability. There hasn’t been an update on when the NCAA will make a decision on McCoy’s eligibility.

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