We’ll continue the discussion for adding to the secondary through the 2019 Texas football recruiting class with a position that has a slightly bigger need. While Texas doesn’t lose much this year at safety, it does lose some at cornerback.
The pair of starting senior cornerbacks for the Horns during the 2018 campaign will both run out of eligibility following the Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs. Kris Boyd and Davante Davis rose to the occasion frequently for the Horns this fall. While each corner had some struggles at times, that will be a big loss heading into 2019.
Texas could start to build a new pipeline of talent developing at corner after the departures of Boyd and Davis by bringing in a good freshmen class at the position next year. This class has two cornerbacks committed now. Four-star Kenyatta Watson II was the first commit and three-star Marques Caldwell was second.
The second best corner in this class could become four-star Williams Field High School product Noa Pola-Gates. Texas football recruiting hit the state of Arizona hard for this cycle and it could add another from there in this Gilbert, AZ, native. Pola-Gates is rated as the nation’s 18th best corner. But, he is favored to land with the Alabama Crimson Tide when it is all said and done.