40 Acres Forecast: Sedrick Flowers

We continue our look at scholarship players on Texas' 2015 roster with OG Sedrick Flowers.

Sedrick Flowers

Position:

OG

Height/Weight:

6-foot-2/326 pounds

High School:

Houston/North Shore

Year:

Senior

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2014 Review

Flowers was a model of consistency for the Longhorns last season in a year full of changes across the offensive front.

He was the only offensive lineman to start all 13 games at the same position (left guard).

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2015 Preview

Flowers has emerged as one of the leaders of Texas’ offensive line, a guy that I saw go out of his way to help younger offensive linemen during spring practice [Alex Anderson in particular].

Joe Wickline has shifted plenty of players around over the last few weeks but Flowers and Taylor Doyle [center] have been the two guys that have stayed put at their respective positions.

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HD Projection

Barring something unforeseen, Flowers will continue his string of starts at left guard from the season opener at Notre Dame on.

Wickline will toy with a few different looks – Patrick Vahe played LG one practice when Flowers wasn’t there – but I’d be really surprised if Flowers didn’t start at LG for the second straight season.

He’s a senior that has been through the ropes and learned from a really good player in front of him in Trey Hopkins, a high school teammate of his. He’s reliable and will be instrumental in helping the Longhorns improve up front.

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How he ended up on the 40 Acres

Flowers had plenty of people talking in his ear about why he should choose Texas. Hopkins, one of his best friends, was about to enroll at UT and Chykie Brown and Barrett Matthews, who went to North Shore, were on Texas’ roster at the time he was going through his recruitment.

All of that combined by the job Oscar Giles did equaled a pretty easy decision for Flowers, who did take a visit to LSU a week prior to committing to UT.

He also had offers from Alabama, Houston, TCU, USC and Texas A&M.

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High School Highlights

Coached by David Aymond at North Shore High School … prep All-American, three-time all-district, all-area, all-state and three-year starter on the offensive line … played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … three-year starter who totaled 86 pancakes and 212 knockdowns, helping North Shore compile a 28-7 record … named to the Houston Chronicle’s The Houston 100, listing the top prospects in the greater Houston area … a member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Elite 11, recognizing the state’s top prospects …Born in Key West, Fla., before moving to San Antonio before the age of 1 … moved to Houston before the start of high school … [info from this last section gathered from TexasSports.com]

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