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40 times in The Forty Acres: Who are the fastest Texas Longhorns?

Johnathan Gray Texas Longhorns

Johnathan Gray left defenders in the dust last season, but where does he rank in Longhorns' 40 times? Image Credit/ Brett Davis, US Presswire

Mack Brown placed a point of emphasis on the importance of speed in the 2013 and 2014 recruiting classes, which makes sense as the offense looks to make the switch to an up-tempo scheme. But are the incoming Longhorns, freshman and beyond, speed demons or is the assertion smoke and mirrors?

To answer the question, we compiled the 40 yard dash times to get a clearer picture. For the sake of accuracy, we're electing to use each player's average 40 time. We also are only addressing the 40 times of select skill positions that include quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linebackers, cornerbacks, and safeties. Discussing the speed of an offensive linemen is as pointless as guessing who Taylor Swift will be dating five years from now. It's important to remember that there is also a distinction between 40 speed and football speed, which we unfortunately can't quantify. Use the statistics below to form your own opinion as you wish.

2013 Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
David Ash QB 4.65 (Watch David Ash go over the top) .......

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James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.