All four of the wide receiver commits in the 2019 Texas football recruiting class signed down on the first Early Signing Day.
This 2019 Texas football recruiting class had some strengths in particular that are going to dramatically boost this team next season. We saw from the 2018 Texas football recruiting class how much of an impact some of the freshmen can make when head coach Tom Herman is able to bring in a highly touted top 10, or even top five, ranked class in the nation.
For the 2019 Texas football recruiting class, the Early Signing Period brought about some good news for some of the better position groups that signed on Dec. 19. There’s one position group on the offensive side of the ball got a lot of help during this recruiting cycle.
One position group that got a lot of help out of this 2019 Texas football recruiting class is the receiving corps. The Texas Longhorns added a number of prospects at wide receiver that signed their National Letter of Intent on Dec. 19 to make the way to the Forty Acres for the 2019 campaign.
Among those prospects that the 2019 Texas football recruiting class signed were highlighted by a top 60 ranked prospect in the nation with Jordan Whittington and the Gatorade National Player of the Year Jake Smith. Texas is set to have another deep group of targets for the passing game to get an upgrade in the near future.
This 2019 Texas football recruiting class also made a valuable late addition to the wide receivers with three-star Melissa High School signee Kennedy Lewis. The wideouts the Horns have in this class bring some unique skill sets to the Forty Acres that will help add some variability and additional options to the passing game for quarterback Sam Ehlinger.
All in all, the 2019 Texas football recruiting class added four wide receiver and two tight ends that could help make a huge impact for the passing game next year. The potential losses of key targets in the passing game like senior tight end Andrew Beck and junior wide receivers Collin Johnson and Lil’Jordan Humphrey makes landing this much depth in the receiving corps significant.
Some of the heavy losses the Horns incur on the offensive side of the ball next year get a buffer since there’s so much freshman talent making its way to campus soon. Two of the additions to the receiving corps will be enrolling early and making their way to campus for spring camp. Those two additions are Whittington and three-star tight end Jared Wiley.
This 2019 Texas football recruiting class at wide receiver and tight end is going to combine with a solid group of rising second year players to form one of the most potent receiving corps in the Big 12. This group could have Brennan Eagles, Joshua Moore, D’shawn Jamison, Smith, Whittington, and Marcus Washington around for another three or four years.