1. National Signing Day will be more important for Texas than most
The institution of the Early Signing Period quite clearly set off a giant reduction in the significance of National Signing Day that happens annually each February. For this recruiting cycle, National Signing Day might be the least significant of any in the past decade. Much like last year, most of the top uncommitted prospects in the nation heading into the first Early Signing Day are now signed somewhere.
However, this Texas football recruiting class has three sizable needs it would like to mitigate before this cycle is permanently in the books. The last resort for the Horns would have to be exploring the graduate transfer market. That is not the desirable outcome for a class that could still add a few more key recruits.
There’s still more than a dozen key targets for this Texas football recruiting class that haven’t committed anywhere yet. A key target to watch that the Horns need to fill a key gap in this class is four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin. One of the key commitments that was supposed to take place on Dec. 19 among Texas football recruiting targets was Hookfin. He pushed his decision back which has be positive news for the Horns.
A few other key targets to watch for this Texas football recruiting class to potentially add before National Signing Day includes five-star athlete Bru McCoy, four-star safety Jalen Catalon, and three-star offensive tackle Dawand Jones. Pulling another four or five-star recruit could put the Horns back as the top class in the Big 12 for the 2019 cycle.