With the Early Signing Period all but in the books for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class, who are the biggest whiffs from this cycle?
The holes that are left in the 2019 Texas football recruiting class aren’t going to be easy to fill in the remaining months before National Signing Day. The Early Signing Period wasn’t too kind to this Texas football recruiting class, at least where it needed the most help. There is still time to fill some holes before next February, but it won’t be with the best talent that was available.
Just two days before the start of the first Early Signing Day, the 2019 Texas football recruiting class did get its hands on a pair of prospects that could help out a lot. Three-star Melissa, TX, wide receiver Kennedy Lewis gave his commitment to this Texas football recruiting class on Dec. 18 and signed his National Letter of Intent the following day.
The main boost that this 2019 Texas football recruiting class got from the days leading up to the start of the Early Signing Period was the commitment and signing of three-star Fullerton College outside linebacker Caleb Johnson. The star rating for Johnson doesn’t mean as much as the immediate impact ability he’ll have for the Texas Longhorns in the next two years.
Moreover, there is a bigger presence of targets for this Texas football recruiting class for this cycle than there was last. Texas football recruiting is still in the running for a host of talented four and five-star prospects. Those are recruits that head coach Tom Herman can’t afford to miss out on.
For now, this Texas football recruiting class is left wondering what could have been if it landed some of its bigger targets for the Early Signing Period. Here’s a look at the five biggest misses for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class.