Texas spring takeaways: Winners 

April, 11, 2013
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Maybe the score didn’t matter in the Orange-White scrimmage but don’t be fooled -- everybody was keeping score.

Play was critiqued. Judgments were made. Assumptions, both good and bad, were confirmed. And undoubtedly there were players who fell to both sides of the ledger: Some excelled and some didn’t. Hey, spring football is a wheat-from-the-chaff thing.

So it is along those lines that the time has come to look at those whose stock rose during the spring and those whose stock, while maybe didn’t fall, at the least stayed stagnant. And in the spirit of giving good news first, here are three players who are on the rise in the Texas program (On Friday, we'll list the losers):

Texas Picks Up No. 3 OLB Malik Jefferson
National recruiting analyst Craig Haubert talks about the Longhorns adding in-state outside linebacker Malik Jefferson. Jefferson is ranked No. 35 overall in the ESPN 300.
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