Probably the most difficult task when it comes to 2022 recruiting is figuring out who should be the priority targets in the class. The staff certainly won’t lack for options, at least at safety and spur. They will very likely need to keep pounding the pavement in search of elite corner options.
Texas’ defensive backs warmed up before the season-opener with Louisiana Tech wearing shirts reading “There’s only one DBU” in large, burnt orange letters. One week later, LSU and eventual Heisman winner Joe Burrow marched down the field over and over versus those same defensive backs. Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, and West Virginia followed in the Tigers’ footsteps as UT’s 8-5 season dragged on.