As new Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian works through his first spring on the Forty Acres, he and an almost entirely new staff will be tasked with identifying their top talent and filling various voids with said talent.
That largely isn’t the case for one of the lone holdovers from Tom Herman’s staff, running backs coach Stan Drayton. Although junior Keaontay Ingram elected to transfer out of the program to USC after injuries ultimately limited his upside in Austin, Drayton returns two top talents from his position room and should enjoy respectable depth beyond that.
As spring practice begins to heat up following an early COVID-19 pause, sophomore Bijan Robinson enters his first spring with the Longhorns as the clear favorite to headline the position. Robinson arrived in Austin as the top-ranked running back in the 2020 class and he left almost no room for doubt of his star potential by season’s end.