There are plenty of factors that will prove decisive in whether the Longhorns get it done in 2019, but Longhorn receivers winning against man coverage outside is one of the less explored dimensions. If there's a subtle sabotage of the 2019 season that doesn't involve injury, this is one real possibility. As part of my Thinking Texas Football preview research, I just finished reviewing the Longhorn passing game performance against higher end cornerbacks and then assessed the schedule quality of 2019's slate of outside defenders.
AUSTIN -- After grabbing talent from St. Louis, MO in the 2018 cycle, Tom Herman decided he needed to continue that connection in 2019. Trinity Catholic four-star WR Marcus Washington committed to Texas today. With Texas on other targets from TCHS, there’s a possibility Washington won’t be the only prospect from the school to become a Longhorn down the road.
If equating building a football team to building a car, a great group of wide receivers would be aftermarket wheels and performance tires. The coaching staff would be navigation, electronics, sensors, and in the case of Will Muschamp, the fuses. The offensive line would be the engine; the quarterback the drivetrain. Etcetera.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok -- The wide receiver class of 2019 is coming together. Texas head coach Tom Herman, OC Tim Beck, and outside WRs coach Drew Mehringer went north of the Red River for the latest commit of the 2019 cycle when Oklahoma City Millwood's 4-star Demariyon Houston verbally pledged to the Longhorns.