Texas also should be boosted by the return of middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu, who was sidelined by academic issues this season. Ogbogu will rejoin the Longhorns in January, and the three-time All-American will offset some of the depth problems that Texas dealt with during her absence.
“We’ve got the pieces next year to be extremely special,” Elliott said. “The areas of weakness that we had should be fixed. I think our backcourt could be even better, and I think our blocking could be significantly better. It’s my job to create the chemistry and unity to make that happen. Because on paper, it’s going to be one of our best teams.”