20 Aug

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Why David Ash is Set to Breakout in 2013

(Courtesy University of Texas Sports Photography)

(Courtesy University of Texas Sports Photography)

2013 is a big year for David Ash. Definitely the biggest in his career. There is no doubt that he will move on to bigger moments and high pressure situations, but for now, this is it. This is his moment.

If you frequent our Facebook page or follow our Twitter account, you have probably witnessed some of  the negative sentiment surrounding the very talented Ash. Heck, you may be one of the people who are already counting this kid out before he even takes a regular season snap in 2013. I'm here to tell you ... don't count him out just yet.

(Also See: Key Positions: Texas Longhorns 2013 Depth Chart)

Because of an injury to Garrett Gilbert (he's now a fifth-year senior at SMU), Ash became the starter of the Texas Longhorns as a true freshman.

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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.