4 Texas Football Freshmen Who Could Be Difference Makers In 2015

The second year of head coach Charlie Strong's tenure with the Texas Longhorns is going to be a pivotal one for the direction of the program under his watch, and these next four recruits could play a huge role in making 2015 a success. Here's our list of 4 Texas Football Freshmen Who Could Be Difference Makers In 2015.

CB Holton Hill

Hill is a lengthy, physical cornerback who is extremely disruptive both as a jammer and as a true cover back. He could be an impact rotation player if he acclimates quickly, and Texas' defensive gameplan for 2015 may require him to do so.

WR Ryan Newsome

The Texas Longhorns offense is in need of a jolt of energy at the skill positions, and Newsome's just the home-run threat to do it. He's got the distinct ability to turn five-yard chunks into 50-yard gashes as soon as he gets a half step -- a quality that was sorely lacking from most of Texas' offensive weapons in 2014.

S DeShon Elliott

The dynamic 6'1, 200-pounder made a splash on the recruiting scene during his junior season while showcasing himself as a versatile player capable of playing both safety and outside linebacker. He'll likely remain a secondary option for the Longhorns for now, but he could be an X-factor if and when Texas wants to get creatively aggressive in its defensive schemes.

ATH/WR DeAndre McNeal

An extremely versatile prep football player -- McNeal carried the ball 127 times, caught 80 passes and also played some linebacker in his three seasons at Poteet -- McNeal is going to be a not-so-secret weapon for Charlie Strong at the X receiver position (on the outside). There, Texas will hope to use his unique size and speed combination to cut the tops off of defenses in the vertical passing game.

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