Video: QB commit Buechele, Texas future keep looking brighter
Texas quarterback commit Shane Buechele is still a year away from making his way to Austin, yet he's already captured the imagination of legions of Longhorns fans.
The lack of a gunner under center since Colt McCoy stepped aside, and the reality that 2015 might not be much better than 2014 at the position, has Texas fans salivating for the Buechele era to begin in 2016.
The son of former major-leaguer Steve Buecher, Shane, out of Arlington, Texas, seemingly possesses all the tools to be a terrific college quarterback. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder impressed at last weekend's Elite 11 semifinals in Southern California and, according to Horns Digest, Buechele received an invitation to the Elite 11 finals in Beaverton, Ore., next month.
Texas heads into the 2015 season with a quarterback battle between shaky incumbent Tyrone Swoopes and redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard. Incoming freshman Kai Locksley could join the mix, but will be at a disadvantage.
Longhorns coach Charlie Strong thought he had a quarterback prize in the 2015 class, but 6-foot-6 pro-style quarterback and Texas commit Zach Gentry flipped to Michigan at the last moment. Texas briefly flirted with Texas A&M signee and five-star dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray.
If neither Swoopes, a junior, nor Heard commands the position this season, Buechele could be in line to take over as a true freshman.
And that has Longhorn fans in a tizzy.
To watch a video of Buechele's highlights at last weekend's Elite 11 camp, click here.
(h/t Horns Digest)
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