Jersey numbers of Texas football’s spring newcomers

An exciting group of newcomers breeds optimism for Texas football moving forward into the 2023 season.

A No. 3 nationally rated recruiting class, along with a few instant impact transfers add a roster boost to Steve Sarkisian’s team. Pairing up the talented arrivals with a bulk of last season’s squad returning is raising expectations high through the program.

Texas’ coaching staff hit another home run on the recruiting trail this season, landing the highest-ranked class the Longhorns have signed since 2010. Five-stars Arch Manning, Cedric Baxter, Johntay Cook and Anthony Hill lead the way for a recruiting cycle among the best in the country.

The transfer portal served as the icing on the cake for Texas’ big offseason. Big-time contributors Jalen Catalon (Arkansas), AD Mitchell (Georgia) and Gavin Holmes (Wake Forest) bring experience to the roster at positions of need.

Many of the newcomers are already on campus and ready to compete in spring practice. Here is a look at what number each of the new Longhorns will be wearing, according to Inside Texas.

* Jordan Whittington is a returning player switching from No. 4 to No. 13 

LB Anthony Hill - No. 0

WR Johntay Cook - No. 2

RB Cedric Baxter - No. 4

DB Gavin Holmes - No. 4

WR AD Mitchell - No. 5

DB Jalen Catalon - No. 11

QB Arch Manning - No. 16

LB Liona Lefau - No. 18

DT Sydir Mitchell - No. 92

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire