Two days after Texas’ 23-20 loss to Iowa State, redshirt junior left tackle Samuel Cosmi opted out of the Longhorns’ remaining games and began preparation for the NFL Draft. His departure means Texas must find a replacement for a pre-season All-American blindside protector with 34 consecutive starts to his name.
It begins with a 7:30 a.m. alarm, followed by three periods a day on Google Meet, two more online classes to check into, then an evening workout and speaking with college coaches. This is the new normal for a 2021 high school football prospect in Texas. At least for Highland Park senior Jack Leyrer.
Last week we discussed the five must-get recruits for the 2021 class, at least in my view, but even landing those five ballers wouldn’t stamp the class as complete. Landing a number of those five, plus addressing the needs listed below, would stamp the class especially in this singularly ridiculous cycle.