With Texas quarterback Vince Young likely to skip his senior year to enter the NFL draft, what will become of the Longhorn QB situation in 2006?.
Mack Brown appeared to have the situation solved last fall when Ryan Perrilloux–the top prep signal-caller in the country–committed to come to Austin and play for Texas.
But LSU stole Perrilloux from under Brown’s nose just before signing day, leaving the Longhorns with few options should Young head to the NFL.
Basically, this could be the ‘now-or-never’ year for Brown, since Oklahoma will rebound back into shape by next season and Texas A&M and Nebraska appear to be on the upswing as well. In other words, the Big 12 will only get more difficult.
Of course, it’s likely that Brown will snag a top quarterback out of this year’s class. Who wouldn’t want to be the heir to Vince Young? But unless he is a phenom ready to start from Day One, it will take a while to get the same production.
As for Perrilloux, we last heard from him when he was talking smack about LSU’s current quarterbacks and how he was going to come in right away and start. Anyone have any updates on how he’s coming along in camp?