3. Freshmen class gives Longhorns a bright future
Very few recruiting classes in the nation were able to make a bigger immediate impact than what Texas football got during the 2018 campaign. The headlines the Horns got from this freshmen class is something that will be felt for the next two or three years at least. The 2019 class is nothing to scoff at either.
Since Herman and the Horns needed some help across the board from this third ranked 2018 recruiting class in the nation, having some immediate contributors got them to where they are now. Texas will really get to see the breakthrough of this 2018 class of signees come the start of the 2019 regular season.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Horns got some major contributions out of one players and smaller contributions from a few others. The major contributions came from freshman running back Keaontay Ingram. Some of the other smaller contributions came from wide receivers Josh Moore and D’shawn Jamison.
On defense, the Horns got more contributions from freshmen than on offense. There were two major early impact players and a handful of contributors that also helped out. The true freshman safety combination of B.J. Foster and Caden Sterns made the biggest impact. Other freshmen like cornerback Anthony Cook and linebacker Joe Ossai were able to help out.