Throughout the history of its athletic department, the Texas Longhorns have been members of four different intercollegiate athletic conferences. Over the past 125 years, Texas has been a part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Southwest Conference, and Big 12 Conference.
Coaches often call recruiting the lifeblood of their programs, and some of the best recruiters in the nation call the Southeastern Conference home. Half of the SEC’s 14 members have brought in at least one composite top-10 class during the last four cycles. Several teams are staples within the top five, including Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.
On Monday, the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma made it clear to the Big 12 they wanted out of the conference. On Tuesday, the two schools officially signaled their intended destination.