One of a number of key decision dates is here for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class with the announcement of wide receiver Elijah Higgins.
The ups and downs for this 2019 Texas football recruiting class could soon be coming to an end with the Early Signing Period starting on Dec. 19. Of late, it seems like this 2019 Texas football recruiting cass gave the current players and fan base more questions than answers. Since the calendar turned to the month of December, the Texas football recruiting class missed more than it gained on the recruiting trail.
All of that culminating before the Early Signing Period usually comes with a negative connotation. But, this 2019 Texas football recruiting class has the opportunity to turn it around with the Early Signing Period looming tomorrow.
A key position of ups and downs in this 2019 Texas football recruiting class sits at wide receiver. For the past two recruiting cycles, the Texas football recruiting classes were headlined on offense by the hauls at wide receiver. Some of those wideouts signed in the 2018 Texas football recruiting class were already able to make an impact this fall. The same might be said for the 2019 class when it’s all said and done next year.
There’s a key 2019 high school prospect that received an offer from the Texas Longhorns that is set to decide on Dec. 18. Four-star in-state wideout Elijah Higgins has his decision date set for Dec. 18. He is one of two targets for this 2019 Texas football recruiting class that has his decision date set for this day. Three-star Melissa High School wideout Kennedy Lewis is the other 2019 prospect that announces just one day before the start of the Early Signing Period.
Texas could quickly make up for the two losses it had on the recruiting trail, both could’ve which played at wide receiver, with landing at least one of the two targets announcing on Dec. 18. The more talented of the two prospects the Horns could nab is Higgins.
The Bowie High School product and Austin, TX, native could become one of the few hometown recruits in this class from the past two cycles. Higgins holds offers from more than 35 schools. His decision looks to boil down to the Stanford Cardinal, Ohio State Buckeyes, Florida Gators, and the Horns.
According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, Higgins has an 85 percent chance at winding up with head coach David Shaw and the Cardinal. The next best shot is given to the Horns, but that doesn’t say much compared to Stanford. This 2019 Texas football recruiting class still has a shot, though.
The last visit that Higgins received in-home before his decision date came from the Horns. That’s something that could at least work in this program’s favor. Texas is fighting the odds to pry Higgins away from the clutches of the Cardinal.
However, it would be huge if the Horns could add this 6-foot-3 and 215 pound hometown wideout to its class. Higgins ranks among the top 100 high school prospects in the nation and the 15 best at his position. He’s going to be valuable wherever he winds up, especially if he makes his way to the Forty Acres.