Texas Longhorns looking at JUCO quarterback

By Marian Hinton
Brett Davis: US Presswire

The Texas Longhorns don’t have a lot of depth at the quarterback position. David Ash, a true sophomore, had a solid season in which he showed flashes of greatness, but at the same time, laid a few eggs (see the games vs. the Oklahoma Sooners and the TCU Horned Frogs). Though he appears to be the guy over the next couple of seasons (there is no reason to believe otherwise) the Longhorns are pretty thin at the position and in desperate need of adding more depth.

Junior Case McCoy made a few appearances this season as well and started in place of an injured Ash vs. the Kansas State Wildcats this weekend. Though he was decent, he doesn’t appear to be a viable option to start at the position in the future if ever needed.

Freshmen Connor Brewer and Jalen Overstreet are both redshirting this season, and the Longhorns have Tyrone Swoopes coming in next fall. All three have a great deal of promise, but you can never be too safe at such a crucial position.

Today, word out of Austin is that Texas offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin is in Arizona visiting with JUCO transfer, Tanner McEvoy.

McEvoy, who stands at 6-5 and 215-pounds, is considered a dual threat quarterback, something that is very much needed in college football these days.

He finished this season with 1,943 passing yards, completing 63% of his passes, and averaged 216 passing yards per game. He also threw for 25 touchdowns with only six interceptions. He was the team’s second-leading rusher with 414 rushing yards on 72 carries, adding six touchdowns on the ground and was named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Texas isn’t the only school showing interest in NcEvoy; the Oregon Ducks and the Arkansas Razorbacks have been in contact with the young quarterback as well. Though McEvoy, who has three years of eligibility remaining, hasn’t named a leader, he is looking to land somewhere that he could compete right away.

The Longhorns don’t typcially go the JUCO route, particularly with quarterbacks, but there is no doubt that they could certainly use some solid depth at the position.


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