The key for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class moving forward, before National Signing Day, is filling two gaping holes left the best it can.
The Early Signing Period isn’t over yet, but most of the relevance of it for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class is in the rear view mirror for all intents and purposes. Of the 22 commits it had heading into Dec. 19, Texas football recruiting was able to get a National Letter of Intent signed for 21 of them.
The first Early Signing Day clearly could have gone better for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class than it did on Dec. 19. This Texas football recruiting class didn’t pick up a single additional commit, even though it was a finalist for numerous prospects making announcements on the first day of the Early Signing Period.
There’s still a host of positional needs for this recruiting class, and it would be nice for it to jump back ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big 12 class rankings. If things don’t roll the way of this Texas football recruiting class between the end of the Early Signing Period and National Signing Day, it has the potential to fall out of the top 10 ranked class in the nation.
The Horns finished out the first Early Signing Day with the No. 9 ranked recruiting class in the nation. That dropped two spots from where it started the day. Landing two key commitments in the two days before the start of the Early Signing Period didn’t do much to boost the overall standing of this class relative to other ranked inside the top 10 in the nation.
Here’s a look at the definite three biggest concerns for the Texas Longhorns in the 2019 recruiting class after the first Early Signing Day wrapped up.