There’s no doubt about it, this Texas football recruiting class needs help in the backfield. At least Texas did add an agile and strong runner with good breakaway speed to plug some of the hole the team will have in the ground game. That doesn’t completely make up for the miss of numerous running backs on the recruiting trail in the past few days.
However, the help that this class for the Horns needs in the backfield makes four-star Buford, GA, running back Derrian Brown so much more vital. Brown would be a great signee to have on campus early for spring camp, but it doesn’t look like that hope will pan out.
Brown is set to join a backfield next season that is going to be spearheaded by Keaontay Ingram and Daniel Young. Not much will have changed from the look the running back position had for the Horns at the conclusion of the 2017 campaign, barring the former grad transfer Tre Watson. The transfer announcements of junior Kyle Porter and sophomore Toneil Carter are now going to be more detrimental than originally anticipated.
It seems as if the Horns need to turn to some new running back targets before National Signing Day 2019 or go the graduate transfer route. There’s going to be a host of solid transfer prospects the Horns could explore, but the staple of this running back class is set now with the skilled Georgia native Brown.