In this edition of The Daily 5 we'll give you five notable recruits from the 2013 recruiting cycle the Longhorns will likely see this fall.
Robert Nkemdiche comes to town when Texas faces Ole Miss on Sept. 14.
When you're the No. 1 recruit in the country the expectations are that you'll make an impact early. So barring injury the Longhorns will see Nkemdiche when Ole Miss comes to Austin on Sept. 14.
While Nkemdiche will be early into his career as a Rebel there will not be a more anticipated arrival for a Longhorns' defensive line opponent for a game in Austin since Texas faced Julius Peppers (North Carolina) back in 2001. That day the Longhorns held Peppers in check, and they'll look to hopefully have Nkemdiche's coming-out party not be within the walls of DKR.
In what will be the final game ever at Waco's Floyd Casey Stadium it'll be interesting to see where Rhodes is at that point. The Bears are in need of receivers with Terrance Williams and Lanear Sampson both departing.
Rhodes is the clear-cut headliner of the Bears' receiver haul in the 2013 class. His combination of makeup, speed, ball skills and physical presence could add up to him being the most physically gifted wide receiver Art Briles and his staff have had in their time in Waco.
The Longhorns wanted him, and Texas could be playing for the Big 12 title when it sees him on a collegiate field for the first time.
3. Jake Waters
Prior to Bryan Harsin's departure from the staff the Longhorns kicked the tires on Waters, the nation's top JUCO pro-style quarterback prospect. Texas didn't move on him in terms of an offer and he signed with Kansas State.
Waters will spend this spring trying to win the job as the Wildcats starting quarterback. If he wins it he'll be the team's starter for the Big 12 opener against Texas, Sept. 21 in Austin.
Last season the Longhorns fared well against a JUCO quarterback they almost pressed hard to get but didn't – Ole Miss' Bo Wallace. Get ready for the talk that week of David Ash having yet another hurdle to clear in his development and ascent towards hopefully being a championship quarterback for the Longhorns.
4. Keith Ford
The Sooners return Damien Williams and Brennan Clay for 2013. Still, if there's one position that's been proven to produce a freshman contributor in the Red River Rivalry it's the running back position.
Recovered from a foot injury his junior season, Ford looked like the back who initially top the 247Sports state of Texas rankings early in his junior season during his performance at the Under Armour All-America Game.
Like Waters, Texas kicked the tires on the five-star wide receiver but things never really got serious. Treadwell will bring a dynamic playmaking ability to the Rebels' offense to go along with a vertical, stretch the field receiver like Donte Moncrief.
The Ole Miss game this past season is when things appeared to be amiss with the Texas defense. The Longhorns will face New Mexico State and BYU, and the game against Ole Miss this season could signify things getting turned in the right direction if Texas can hold Treadwell and the Rebel receivers in check.
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