The Longhorns produced only one running play over 40 yards for the entire regular season last year, a stat that put added pressure on Sam Elingher and the passing game, but help is on the way in the form of Jordan Whittington.
Whittington was a dominant high school player and five-star athlete recruited by virtually every major program in the country. The Cuero, Texas star can line up at literally any skill position, spending most of spring football at running back, but with the ability to flex out to the slot, outside or even at quarterback should the need arise for Texas.
He rushed 12 times for 62 yards in the spring game and added four catches for 27 yards.
Texas hasn’t had a homer threat like Whittington in the backfield probably since D’Onta Foreman headed to the NFL back in 2016.
He could be the x-factor that gives Texas the added offensive push it needs to win the Big 12.