The Texas Longhorn staff has been on the hunt for a wide receiver for a while now.
But the biggest question has to be who Perry Mason is going to be at Texas.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Mason is a senior with 4,918 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on the season.
The Longhorns are expected to bring back an improved wide receiver corps as they try to return to the Big 12 title game.
The team’s offensive line and receivers are both expected to return.
But the biggest challenge for Mason is that he will be coming off a torn ACL, which was suffered during the spring.
If he does not recover, he will have to sit out his entire freshman season.
That is a significant blow.
But that doesn’t mean Mason has no chance to have an impact at Texas as a freshman.
He has been an integral part of the Longhorns’ offense throughout his career.
He is a big, physical receiver that can be a difference maker in the Texas offense.
It will be up to Mason to show that he can handle the responsibility of being the Longhorn’s No. 1 wide receiver and contribute to the Longhaus’ success.
Mason had a breakout season in 2016.
He caught 85 passes for 1,845 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 8.2 yards per catch.
He had an impressive game against TCU in the Big Ten Championship Game, catching six passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.
He added eight more catches for 98 yards against Nebraska.
He is a true freshman, but he will need to be ready to compete for playing time in the spring as the Longhos look to regain the Big 24 title.
He could be the best wide receiver on the team.