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Freshman moving up Longhorns QB chart

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09:38 AM ET 03.23 | David Ash remains the No. 1 quarterback at Texas, but another QB not named Case McCoy is creating quite a buzz in Austin this spring. Tyrone Swoopes, the Class of 2013 product from Whitewright (Texas) High School, is an early enrollee who has made a strong impression during spring practice after arriving as more of a developmental project. While his best attribute is still his athleticism, Swoopes is making better decisions as camp has progressed, and he has been putting his strong arm on display as well. The 6-5, 229-pound dual-threat, who drew comparisons to Vince Young during the recruiting process, went slightly overlooked as National Signing Day neared because he didn't have outstanding performances at recruiting showcases such as The Opening and Elite 11. And while the Longhorns were expected to redshirt the true freshman next fall, Mack Brown and Co. may have too talented of a player on hand to not utilize him in special packages. He has been getting a good amount of reps both in drills and team activities, and he has been elevated to the No. 3 QB behind Ash and McCoy.

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March 23, 2013  10:43 AM ET

I've had the pleasure of watching Tyrone play the last few years at Whitewright as well as talking to plenty of folks who know him. He's a good kid and a damn good athlete.

I'm no UT fan but I am Tyrone Swoopes fan.

March 23, 2013  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I've had the pleasure of watching Tyrone play the last few years at Whitewright as well as talking to plenty of folks who know him. He's a good kid and a damn good athlete. I'm no UT fan but I am Tyrone Swoopes fan.

Isn't he Sheryl Swoopes nephew?

March 23, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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Isn't he Sheryl Swoopes nephew?

Yep. Will be fighting David Overstreet 's nephew for that 3rd spot

March 23, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Yep. Will be fighting David Overstreet 's nephew for that 3rd spot

So Sheryl couldn't sway him to be a Red Fader huh?

March 23, 2013  12:47 PM ET

I read he's already up to 6-5 250 lbs.

March 23, 2013  12:59 PM ET
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Yep. Will be fighting David Overstreet 's nephew for that 3rd spot

So here's our QB situation?:

1. Dual threat (sort of)
2. No threat
3. Dual threat
4. Dual threat
5. Pocket Passer

March 23, 2013  01:22 PM ET

The kid could help take the heat off Mack.

March 23, 2013  01:41 PM ET
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I read he's already up to 6-5 250 lbs.

Yikes. That's edging into JaMarcus Russell territory.

March 23, 2013  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I read he's already up to 6-5 250 lbs.

He was one lean kid at Whitewright... sounds like they have him on a diet.

March 23, 2013  04:22 PM ET
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Yikes. That's edging into JaMarcus Russell territory.

Last I heard JaMarcus was around 3 bills and attempting yet another comeback.

March 23, 2013  04:45 PM ET

The nickname "Johnny Longhorn" is still available. Although, it is surprising that it's never been used in adult films.

March 23, 2013  07:10 PM ET
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The nickname "Johnny Longhorn" is still available. Although, it is surprising that it's never been used in adult films.

Well you can't say I didn't try using the name in the adult film industry, but they insisted on calling me NEC, it was short for Not Even Close.

 
March 24, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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So here's our QB situation?:1. Dual threat (sort of)2. No threat3. Dual threat4. Dual threat5. Pocket Passer

This. Thanks, Doc.

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