That decommitment of Houston from the 2019 Texas football recruiting class opened up a spot for another wide receiver to pledge. That could be an upgrade when it’s all said and done if Texas is able to land the Bowie High School four-star wide receiver Elijah Higgins. The wide receiver depth would continue to be unprecedented for the Horns.
Houston was rated pretty far outside the top 100 high school prospects in the nation. His frame also isn’t near the size of Higgins. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Higgins has the size needed to compete at the college level immediately. He matches up with the size of a rostered wideout for the Horns now like Brennan Eagles.
The favorite to land Higgins at this point seems to be the Stanford Cardinal, according to 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions. A few other teams that could be involved in the final decision for Higgins include the Horns, Florida Gators, and Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State is likely to fall off a lot of the radars of out-of-state prospects after the announcement of the retirement of head coach Urban Meyer, though.
Higgins holds more than 35 offers and is one of the most sought after wide receivers in the nation. He is rated as the 15th best wide receiver in the nation and is a hometown target for the Horns. Higgins should be made a priority, but Texas is loaded with receivers in this class already and he has interest lying from coast-to-coast.