Opportunity to flip the fortunes in December
The start to the month of December for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class left something to be desired. Decommitments from four-star Permian High School athlete Peyton Powell and four-star Millwood High School wide receiver Demariyon Houston thinned out the offensive depth in this class and resulted in a dip in the national rankings for the Horns.
Powell is likely to end up with a program that could swoop in for a number of Texas football recruiting targets, the Baylor Bears. Houston could wind up in any number of places, including with the Horns again or the Oklahoma Sooners or Minnesota Golden Gophers. Losing Powell and Houston hurts this class, but it isn’t so detrimental that it can’t recover this month.
The turnaround for this class started on Dec. 17, by landing the commitment of a top JUCO outside linebacker. Fullerton College three-star linebacker Caleb Johnson gave his pledge to the Horns on Dec. 17, which is the first in a while for this class. Johnson also helps to fill an area of need by potentially giving this team an immediate impact player at linebacker.
The 2019 Texas football recruiting class can gain some ground by in the national rankings by landing some big commitments in the next two days. There’s some big announcements coming on both Dec. 18 and 19. Texas might just need one or two commits from highly touted four-star prospects to get back ahead of the Oregon Ducks and Clemson Tigers in the national rankings.