Early Signing Day Tracker 2019: Grading each Texas signee

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The best haul for the 2018 Texas football recruiting class came in the defensive backfield. Some of those 2018 signees for Texas even started most of the regular season, so it’s clear what kind of impact these positions can have. B.J. Foster and Caden Sterns give this program potentially the brightest future of any secondary in the Big 12.

Texas signed all four of its commits in the secondary, but didn’t really have any late additions or surprises on the first Early Signing Day. All four of the signees don’t look to be enrolling early either which isn’t a huge benefit for the Horns.


Tyler Owens (Plano, TX): Texas had two very similar signees at safety, which is a much different situation than it had for the 2018 class. At least the depth will keep rolling in with two ball hawking safeties, starting with Owens. Grade: B+

Chris Adimora (Lakewood, CA): Adimora has a slightly different skill set than Owens, and he also continues the narrative of the solid California haul for this class. He’s a bit smaller than Owens, but has some speed to him that could help him when he gets the chance to start in the Texas secondary. Grade: B+

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Kenyatta Watson II (Loganville, GA): At times this season, the Horns had some shaky play from the cornerbacks. Both cornerbacks are gone next year which opens up the opportunity for some early playing time for the talented Watson II. Grade: A-

Marques Caldwell (Alvin, TX): Depth is always welcome for the Horns, especially in a secondary and position group that loses some starters this off-season. Caldwell is an underrated cornerback with a physical nature and good size. Grade: B-