Texas has a number of talented recruits at its disposal and it has a good track record of making them into starters.
However, if you want to be sure you’re on the right track for your future, you might want to take a look at the rankings below.
Recruitment Drive, an online recruiting site that tracks Texas recruits, has compiled the top 25 recruiting classes in Texas history and the Longhorns’ top-25 recruiting classes of the last five years.
Texas is No. 1 in RecruiterRank’s rankings for the first time since 2011, when it was No. 5.
The Longhorns also have a number more top-tier recruits than any other team in the nation, including top-10 recruits such as receiver Kenny Clark and safety Marcus Smith, who are expected to be first-round picks.
Texas has a slew of talented recruiting prospects, but the Longhorn program has also made several major recruiting moves.
Texas made significant cuts from its 2016 class, and in 2019 it traded its 2017 top-five overall pick and a 2019 fifth-round pick to Arizona State for cornerback D.J. Moore.
Texas has also used some of its picks in the 2019 and 2020 drafts on quarterbacks Brandon Bridge and Josh Rosen, as well as running backs Samaje Perine and LaShawn Merriman.
Texas’ 2018 class was a bit disappointing, as the Longholes lost cornerback Dontavius Harris, cornerback Deontae Jones, running back D’Onta Foreman, and cornerback Antonio Callaway.
This year’s class has the most potential in the program’s history, and it could have some great things in store.
Texas’ 2017 class, for example, had the most talent in program history, according to Recruite Drive.
The class includes three top-30 recruits (Samaje Moore, Jalen Hurts, and T.
J Wilson), two top-20 recruits (Corey Davis and Jourdan Lewis), and one top-50 prospect (Deshaun Watson).
There are several other big names in this class as well, including safety Josh Wilson, offensive lineman Donta Smith, and linebacker Deiontrez Mount.
The list of top-40 prospects in the class is also impressive, with defensive tackle Malik Jackson (top-50 nationally), safety Jordan Jenkins (top 20), cornerback Jalen Ramsey (top 40), safety Jamal Carter (top 100), defensive end Trevon Williams (top 200), defensive tackle Marcus Cannon (top 300), wide receiver Chris Conley (top 500), cornerback Marcus Williams (middle 300), and quarterback Jalen Simmons (middle 400).
There’s no doubt that this class is going to be a big piece of the Longhoods future.
While the Longhows may have to use some of their picks this year, the 2018 class should be able to produce some of the best talent in Texas’ history.