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2013 Texas Longhorns Recruiting Class Recap

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The 2013 Texas Longhorns Recruiting Class is in the books. All 15 letters of intent are in and the analysis begins. Where did the Longhorns excel? Where did they need recruits but didn’t get any signees? Find out now in the 2013 Texas Longhorns Recruiting Class.

Where did the Longhorns excel at?

Offensive Line

This has to be the best offensive line class that the Longhorns have recruited in quite some time. Now that doesn’t mean much if the offensive line commitments don’t work hard and develop into elite collegiate offensive lineman. On paper, this is a great offensive line class that should not disappoint.

What were positions the Longhorns missed at?

Defensive Line

While Jake Raulerson will likely be a star, I don’t believe he is ready to contribute this fall. That puts a lot of pressure on the 2012 class to produce this fall. One defensive line recruit shouldn’t be the expectation.


Tyrone Swoopes is a project that will take years to build and that’s assuming it will work out. They missed out on all the JUCO quarterbacks they recruited. The Longhorns went all in with Swoopes who had a very rough season in 2A Texas football. Now, it looks like Jerrod Heard might be a stud but he won’t be on campus until 2014. All is not lost but with Ash’s inconsistency and McCoy’s inability to not throw interceptions, the quarterback position needed an immediate contributor to challenge Ash and McCoy and that didn’t happen.


What this class lacks in quantity makes up for it in quality. Recruiting is all about potential and upside. It’s not an exact science. Tyrone Swoopes might live up to the original hype of Vince Young 2.0 but he might not. Everyone is looking to be right. While it seems that most recruiting analyst are downplaying this class, it has the potential of being a very good recruiting class. Recruiting is about what’s on paper. On paper it’s a very good class, now the challenge of getting 2014 recruits to buy into the Longhorns begin.

Grade: B+

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