2013 Texas Longhorns Player Preview: Reggie Wilson

By Corey Elliot
Ashton Dorsey transfer; Reggie Wilson
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Reggie Wilson was thrown into the mix last season for the first time in his career as a member of the Texas Longhorns. This season, while there was already a high level of expectation, the departure of DT Ashton Dorsey has made the DT position even more of a wide open space to be filled.

The Longhorns senior DT will be working his way onto the field and hopefully into a key starting role for Texas. The 2010 recruiting class promised a lot of future talent for Texas but unfortunately, much like fellow members of his class, Wilson was not developed into the animal he should have become by now at DT.

Given there is still one more season to be played, there’s still one more chapter in his book to be written. However, Wilson has fallen short of what many expected as the No.4 overall DT in the nation and No.3 DT in the state of Texas entering his freshmen year in 2010, according to rivals.com.

The hard fact facing some seniors like Wilson — and I can’t stress it enough — is the same old story of an undeveloped talent. What I expect from a player like Wilson isn’t for him to become the best D-lineman on the roster or the best DT in the nation.

Wilson just has to come in and do his job. Plain and simple, if Wilson comes in to fill the void of Dorsey’s departure and makes the most of his opportunity, Texas will have enough exposure to propel him into the realm of being a factor for opposing offenses to fear.

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