When it comes to recruiting, Texas football players are not the same as those in other conferences.
That’s why there’s a whole lot of recruiting to be done, and that means that Texas will be doing some work.
The Big 12 Conference released its 2016 recruiting class in early June, and it had a lot of big names.
But it also had a handful of smaller-school players.
For example, five of the 11 players on the list were from Texas.
The Texas-based recruiting site 247Sports ranks Texas a solid 11th nationally in total recruiting.
That means that the Big 12 has to be doing a lot more to get these players to Texas, especially since they’ve been under contract for only one season.
The most impressive aspect of Texas’ recruiting effort is that it has come from Texas players.
247Sports also ranked the Longhorns as the No. 1 school in the nation in terms of recruiting class size and 247Sports ranked Texas the No.
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The other Texas-related school on the recruiting list is the University of Texas.
It’s also worth noting that the three-star recruits are from Austin and the four-star prospects are from San Antonio.
In terms of total recruiting class, the Texas recruiting class was the fourth-biggest in the Big Ten.
In 2016, the Longhorn recruiting class ranked third nationally.
The only other two Texas schools ranked above Texas were Baylor and Iowa State.
And there were two other schools ranked below Texas in the rankings: UAB and SMU.
The four-stars on the 2017 list are from both UT and SMUs.
The Longhorns also have five players ranked in the 247Sports Composite: five-star wide receiver Deon Hill (No. 5) and four-shirt defensive tackle DeAndre Carter (No 1).
Hill was a four-year starter at UT, while Carter was a first-team All-American and All-SEC pick in 2015.
That was a pretty big jump from the five-stars in the 2016 class, when the Longhaws were ranked 23rd nationally in recruiting class.
The five- and four to six-star guys are mostly from the Austin area, but there’s also some from Dallas, Fort Worth, and the San Antonio area.
The Aggies had three players ranked outside of the top five: quarterback Garrett Grayson (No 2), running back Tyler Gaffney (No 4), and tight end Jake Butt (No 3).
Grayson is a three-year letterman, while Gaffey has a long history of playing in the pros.
There’s a lot to like about the 2017 class, though.
In 2017, the Aggies went 6-5 and had a No. 8 ranking in the AP Top 25.
The recruiting class also ranked fifth nationally in 247Sports’ recruiting rankings.
Texas also has three stars on the 2018 list: quarterback Trevone Boykin (No 5), offensive tackle DeMarcus Walker (No 7), and wide receiver Corey Brown (No 10).
That’s an impressive recruiting class for a program that didn’t have a lot going on at the time of the recruiting cycle.
The 2017 recruiting class has been an improvement on the 2016 recruiting cycle, though, with the Longhows ranking third nationally in the class rankings, No. 4 in the ESPN 300, and No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings.
There are also some notable players that are from the Dallas area.
Brown, who is from the University City area, has an impressive track record at Texas, having started at quarterback and wideout before taking over as the starter in 2017.
Texas’ defensive line is also strong, with defensive tackle Michael Brewer (No 9), defensive end Jordan Wilkins (No 11), and linebacker Jordan Crawford (No 12) among the team’s top five defensive linemen.
Baylor’s offensive line was the No 1 spot in the 2017 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports, with right tackle Jake Matthews (No 17) and left tackle Brandon Brooks (No 19) leading the team in the position.
Baylor also has five players on its 2018 class: defensive end Malik McDowell (No 16), wide receiver Josh Doctson (No 18), tight end Tyler Gaskins (No 21), and running back Trevona Williams (No 23).
The 2017 class also had the No 2 recruiting class on the Aggie side of the ball.
That class also was led by offensive lineman Eric Wood (No 15), defensive tackle Nick Martin (No 20), defensive ends Travaris Robinson (No 22), and Laremy Tunsil (No 24).