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2012 Class Retrospective

Johnathan Gray. (Will Gallagher/IT)
Johnathan Gray. (Will Gallagher/IT)

With the bulk of the recent NFL Draft being comprised from the class of 2012, I figured I’d take a look back at the Texas class. The goal isn’t to assign blame for the class not living up to its lofty 2nd place ranking, but simply to record my thoughts then versus now.

On the heels of a 2011 class that had already demonstrated promise, this class came in as the complement that would help elevate Texas back to the national conversation. There’s a good chance you’re thinking the same thing I am right now: there are parallels to the relationship to the class of 2015 and 2016 and 2011 and 2012, at least as far as optimism for the future goes. Surface-level thinking may lead to that, but anyone who follows the team closely will also see stark differences, the big one being culture.

Strong hasn’t come close to a #2 recruiting ranking. He also won’t see anything close to the underachieving within a class that we’re about to look at. Obviously that’s an opinion, but one I hold firmly.

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