AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – During his Early Signing Day press conference on Wednesday, Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian provided injury updates on junior wide receiver Xavier Worthy, senior cornerback Ryan Watts, and sophomore nickel back Austin Jordan from the team’s third practice in preparation for the College Football Playoffs.

“In terms of health, the coolest part for me was that all those guys were practicing today and they all looked really good to me.” Is it true that they are all 100 percent? “I’m not sure,” Sarkisian admitted.

“But I know they look fast, they were running around, and that’s a big plus considering we still have two weeks until the game.” So I believe everything is moving in the correct direction on that front. They were going, so that’s a plus – I believe everyone will be available for the game.”

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No. 3 Texas will face No. 2 Washington in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on January 1 for a chance to play in the national championship game. During finals, the team worked on strength and conditioning before returning to practice last Friday.

“But I know they look fast, they were running around, and that’s a big plus considering we still have two weeks until the game.” So I believe everything is moving in the correct direction on that front. They were going, so that’s a plus – I believe everyone will be available for the game.”

No. 3 Texas will face No. 2 Washington in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on January 1 for a chance to play in the national championship game. During finals, the team worked on strength and conditioning before returning to practice last Friday.

Against Kansas, Watts suffered a hamstring injury that forced him to miss three games. In the regular-season finale, the Ohio State transfer injured his back on the first play from scrimmage that kept him out the following week against Oklahoma State.

Of the three players, Sarkisian expressed the least amount of confidence that Jordan would play in the College Football Playoffs after sitting out the Big 12 Championship game with an undisclosed injury. The co-backup at nickel back is a core special teams players who has spent 222 of his 243 snaps this season playing in that phase.

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