2012 Roster Shape
2012 Outlook: Not Looking
One of the bigger surprises of the 2012 class is that the Longhorns didn't take a harder look at a position that 1) is rapidly aging and 2) has been largely ineffective. With three of the seven tight ends on roster heading into their senior years (if Irby is allowed to return), and two others heading into their junior seasons, Texas evaluated the in-state crop at the position but decided to leave the position alone, other than offering a grayshirt to Lake Travis tight end Griffin Gilbert (he declined, and will play instead at TCU). Hassan Ridgeway has shown ability at the position if the Longhorns need to move him, but other than that, expect the position to be addressed in 2013.