True Freshman Report: Limas Sweed

UT true freshman wideout <B>Limas Sweed</B> has been in Austin working out with his future teammates as he prepares himself for August two-a-days. Recently, though, he was back home in Brenham setting up a dentist appointment and IT caught up with the 6-5, 200-pound receiver.

Asked if he'd simply enjoy the remaining days before having to report in August, Sweed said, "No, I can't just sit back. I'm going to jump back in there. That's the plan."

In addition to Sweed, other pass-catchers in attendance at the informal summer workouts have been Roy Williams, B.J. Johnson, Tony Jeffery and Robert Timmons, to name a few. (Sloan Thomas has been hanging out with the team in a show of support as he bounces back from a nagging injury.)

The DBs manning-up against the star-studded group of wideouts out at Denius include Ahmad Brooks (now with Buffalo Bills), Rod Babers (now with NY Giants), Nathan Vasher, Cedric Griffin, Michael Huff, Dakarai Pearson, Michael Griffin and Aaron Ross, to name a few.

That's enough WR/DB talent to stock a couple of NFL playoff teams.

Sweed said he's doing his best to learn from the vets and sees marked improvement in his game since the first day he stepped foot on the practice field this summer.

"Working out against these guys makes you a whole lot better," Sweed said. "From the first day to the last day, I've learned a lot."

The 4/5-star receiver assessed his performance against the big-time talent.

"I've probably shown them just a little bit," said the humble giant with 4.5 speed. "You just go out there and show your stuff."

In addition to the 7-on-7, Sweed said they've also been doing a lot of running and lifting.

"I haven't maxed out on my bench or squat since track season started this year, but I was benching 320 and my squat was around 420," Sweed said, "But, it's probably gone up."

So will Sweed play early?

We'll address that and more in this week's edition of the Inside Scoop...

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