2 Freshmen Who Could Make An Impact For Texas Football In 2015

The Texas Longhorns had a disappointing first season under head coach Charlie Strong, but finished on a hot streak and have used that momentum in recruiting, grabbing several top-level recruits. Who could make an impact right away next year?


Jefferson is the top-rated linebacker in the 2015 class, and picked the Longhorns over in-state rival Texas A&M. The five-star recruit would've received immediate playing time no matter where he went, and he'll only improve a Texas defense that ranked 25th in the country in total defense.

The 6'3", 215-pound Jefferson totaled 283 tackles, 48 tackles for loss, 30 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, and 16 blocked kicks during this three-year varsity high school career.


The four-star prospect and the No. 4 tight end nationally, what makes the 6'5, 222-pounder so appealing is his versatility, as he has the quickness and ball skills of a wide receiver.

Texas plans to utilize the big target right away, as Clarington hopes to fill the void that this year's leading receivers, seniors John Harris and Jaxon Shipley, will leave. The Longhorns will split him out as a wide receiver some in a Jimmy Graham-type role, but he'll definitely get a chance to show what he can do right away.

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