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Early 2014 offensive recruiting board

7/25/2012

Texas was able to target and nab commitments from most of its top targets in 2013, which has allowed the Longhorns’ coaching staff to begin evaluating 2014 sooner than ever.

Here is an early look at some of those targets are on offense:

Quarterback

Unless someone transfers, Texas will likely only take one quarterback in 2014.

On the roster: David Ash, Soph.; Case McCoy, Jr.; Connor Brewer, Fr.; Jalen Overstreet, Fr.

Committed in 2013: Tyrone Swoopes (Whitewright, Texas/Whitewright), No. 100 overall in ESPN 150.

Top targets

Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas/Guyer)

Texas’ coaches have let their interest in Heard be known. Longhorns co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bryan Harsin was in attendance for his spring game, and also took him aside to work with Swoopes during a Texas camp in June.

Keep an eye on

David Blough (Carrolton, Texas/Creekview); Justice Hansen (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe); Coleman Key (Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow); Ronald Monroe (Richmond, Texas/ Fort Bend Bush); Aaron Sharp (Humble, Texas/Summer Creek).

Running back

There’s probably not a program in the country that wouldn’t take Texas’ backfield right now. They are young, which could deter some top prospects from coming to Austin, but that won’t stop the Longhorns from trying to snag a couple to join the fleet.

On the roster: Malcolm Brown, Soph.; Joe Bergeron, Soph.; Johnathan Gray, Fr.; Jeremy Hills, Sr.

Committed in 2013: Kyle Hicks (Arlington, Texas/Martin), No. 22 RB.