Last week the longhorns had an exciting matchup between the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and a few stars emerged. We shine a spotlight of some of the players to look out for in matchup Saturday night in Fayetteville against the Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks. We take a look at some of the emerging stars to watch during the game for both teams and some you may already know.
The Longhorns are going into the game as favorites by many media outlets. That gives the Razorbacks the opportunity for a well fought game and an opportunity for an upset. We will keep you updated with player performances and analysis through out the season.
Texas Longhorns Standout Players
QB Hudson Card,
This True freshman from Lake Travis was just playing high school football last season but is now the talk around town for the Longhorns. Card just wasn’t playing for any high school team he was playing right tin the longhorns back yard for Lake Travis. A Texas powerhouse that produces FBS talent year and year out.
NFL players like Quarterbacks Garret Gilbert & Baker Mayfield have both attended Lake Travis. Gilbert was a great starter for the Longhorns as well from 2009-2013. Card has been primed for this moment for a very long time. In the last game Hudson was able to go 14 of 21 with 224 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. Looked smooth as butter in the pocket, had a nice three step drop and release and was also able to evade pressure. The thing I liked most about Cards first start was his cool, calm demener on the field and his no fear approach to take shots down field in the end-zone. Should be one special player to watch this week for the Longhorns.
RB Bijan Robinson
Robinson had a great first outing for the longhorns showcasing his vision and quick cuts. Robinson had 103 yards rushing on 20 carries and 1 touchdown on the game. This running backs lateral speed and ability to changed direction is dangerous and can make defenders miss in the open field. Also showed he can catch out of the backfield and will produce a lot of points for the longhorns this season.
WR Jordan Whittington
In last game Jordan was a beast. He had 7 receptions for 113 yards and 1 touchdown and wow, what an impressive showcasing for this receiver. Jordan was able to showcase his elite speed, size and overall physicality running with the football. When running with the football he looked like he could carry the entire defense on his back on the way to the end-zone. I loved this receivers performance and was one of the top performances of the week.
LB Demarvion Overshown
Overshown impressed many with his speed and physicality flying to the football. I love his size at 6’4″ 225 pounds , he can cover the entire field and make plays. Look for him to be a leader on defense this season for the longhorns.
LB Luke Brockermeyer
Brockermeyer was flying all over the ball for the longhorns and makings tackles with 10 total and one half sack.At 6’3″ 225 pounds he definitely passes they eye test out in the field and his pay backs it up too Look for him to be a strong contributor for the longhorns defenses against the Razorbacks and all season.
Arkansas Standout Players
QB KJ Jefferson
Jefferson went 12 for 21 with 128 yards passing and 1 touchdown and 1 INT on the night. Jefferson can hurt defenses with his legs, he’s got the speed to take the football to the house. He’s also got great size and arm strength is what you’d like to see. He was able to lead his team to a victory 38-17 over rice with some beautiful connections with his receivers.
RB Trelon Smith
Smith had 22 carries with 102 yards with 1 touchdown in the game against Rice. Smith showed he can be a shifty running-back who can make people miss in the open field. Also showed good speed and a was threat receiving out of the backfield.
LB Bumper Pool
This linebacker had a very impressive day with 3 solo tackles and 11 assist last Saturday. Pool has been one of Razorbacks leaders on defense for the past two years. His career has been an impressive one thus far with 238 total tackles and 14 pat downs.Pool can cover out-in-space and come downhill to lay the lumber on ball carriers.
DB Jalen Catalon
In the defensive backfield for the Razorbacks, Catalon leads the team with two interceptions. He was pivotal in their victory against Rice and showed some great awareness on the field. Catalon was able to coming up with some big-time plays for the Razorbacks and help swing the momentum in their favor. Last season Catalon was another one of those leaders on defense. He had 99 tackles on the year with 4 pat downs , 3 INTs and 2 forced fumbles