The IT Staff answers recruiting questions as the race to NSD1 enters the homestretch.
On Tuesday I wrote about the in-state guys I covet the most. As I become more familiar with the players as well as UT’s needs that list will evolve. So too will the list of prospects below from Western states.
The 2020 recruiting class has better elite talent at the top and is much deeper across the lines. If Texas can take care of business on the field over the next two months and also close out the 2019 class strong, the staff will have momentum on its side to make significant strides towards a top-five class that’s more centered on in-state prospects.
In an effort to keep the 2019 story arc going I’ve been wanting to update this post for a while but I needed more time for the cycle to take shape. In recent weeks early season success at Texas, as well as the NSD1 countdown continuing along its inexorable path, have had a crystallizing effect on the staff’s intentions. Questions still loom of course, but we can at least venture educated guesses at most of them. The old post is in the normal font color, new is in red.
Given the instate wind shift in recruiting from last cycle to this, one could make a case the Texas staff will have an even more impressive cycle in 2019 than 2018 if it can finish the season strong, and by extension, the recruiting cycle.
Eric Nahlin analyzes a new name on the defensive line front, a top Texas WR target, and current Longhorns best fits in current roles.
A look at a few prospects who have popped up on the radar recently at tackle.
There are going to be ways to position itself for success in that Texas wasn’t able to last season, simply by being a program truly on the rise. For now, it’s the job of the staff to keep winning and the recruiting staff to keep gathering information on prospects and their situations.
The Texas offense may not have improved at the rate some might have liked, and to be sure it still has its struggles, but it’s hard not to notice real improvement over last year. With the last two weeks resulting in high publicity victories at home, recruiting momentum is within the staff’s grasp. With that in mind I wanted to update this post from July 5th. New commentary is in red.
Below are guys who were ranked in the composite top 100 for their senior year.
Prepare to be surprised at the amount of players who didn’t produce as you might have thought, though there is still time for guys in the most recent classes.