2013 Longhorns Come Up Hurting in Week 0

Michael Marks

Cibolo Steele safety Erik Huhn’s night ended early Friday after sustaining an injury to his left knee. Huhn, ranked as the 6th best safety in the state of Texas by Rivals.com, landed awkwardly after intercepting a San Antonio Madison pass in the second play of the game. Although the extent of the injury is unknown, Huhn left the field on crutches and is scheduled to undergo an MRI Tuesday. Despite losing its star strong safety, Steele still rolled against Madison, winning 41-21.

Huhn was not the only Texas commit who made a quick exit Friday night. Arlington Heights defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson, who recently earned a five-star rating on Rivals.com, was ejected from his game against Birdville late in the first quarter. Robinson was on his way to a monster night, recording six total tackles (including one tackle for loss and one sack) in the first quarter alone. Despite the efforts of the six-foot-five-inch, 304-pound lineman, Birdville still stacked up 20 points in the first quarter on its way to a 50-13 rout of Arlington Heights.

Antwuan Davis’ Bastrop Bears also lost Friday night, as the Vista Ridge Rangers blanked them 30-0. Davis, the nation’s 10th best cornerback according to Rivals.com, did his best to slow down the Vista Ridge offense by forcing a fumble from quarterback Leland Dunn. Davis also helped hold Dunn to a meager 42 percent completion percentage. The Army All-American Bowl honoree could only do so much, though, as four Bastrop fumbles and a consistent Vista Ridge rushing attack mitigated the physical corner’s impact on the game.

Outside linebacker Naashon Hughes had an up-and-down night for the Harker Heights Knights Thursday as Heights fell to Stony Point, 18-3. Hughes, the younger brother of injured redshirt freshman offensive tackle Camrhon Hughes, had several quarterback pressures on the night but also missed a key tackle that allowed Stony Point quarterback Damian Lindley to run 39 yards for the game’s only offensive touchdown. Hughes switched from safety to linebacker at the start of the season and will not enroll at UT until the spring of 2014 as a grayshirt.