Hometown heroes — again
The Longhorns will depend on a relatively large number of players this season who won’t need a GPS to find their way around Austin.
The roster includes 13 players from the metro area. Several are expected to play vital roles, including safety Blake Gideon of Leander, wide receiver James Kirkendoll of Round Rock, defensive ends Alex Okafor of Pflugerville and Tevin Mims of Stony Point, and placekicker/punter Justin Tucker of Westlake.
Oh yeah, there’s also that other guy, sophomore quarterback Garrett Gilbert of Lake Travis. He might be kind of important, too.