The 2020 Texas football recruiting class has the right idea of who to target now to add the first defensive commit for this cycle.
A Texas A&M Aggies target is always a fun prospect to add for any Texas football recruiting class. That’s what this 2020 Texas football recruiting class could have in store for head coach Jimbo Fisher and the in-state rival Aggies with an underrated 2020 high school prospect.
Three-star Mansfield Timberview High School cornerback Jalen Kimber became the next 2020 Texas football recruiting class target to get an offer. Kimber officially received his offer from the Texas Longhorns on Dec. 28. It is the most recent of a dozen offers Kimber received this month.
All in all, Kimber had a huge month of December in his recruitment in terms of quantity of offers. He received six offers this month, as of Dec. 29, including that from Texas football recruiting. Some of his other offers included the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Michigan Wolverines, and Penn State Nittany Lions.
For the remainder of his recruitment, it appears as if Kimber is mainly going to be contested between the Horns and the Aggies. The TCU Horned Frogs could play a role in his commitment decision, but it looks like pretty much every school he considers will be in the state of Texas. According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, Texas A&M has a huge shot at landing Kimber’s commitment.
There is no commitment decision in sight for Kimber. In theory, if he was to commit soon and he chose to come to the Forty Acres, Kimber would be the first defensive commit for the entire 2020 Texas football recruiting class so far. Although the 2020 Texas football recruiting class is ranked among the top 20 in the nation, it only has two commits that consist of a quarterback and offensive guard.
Moreover, this is pretty rare to see a three-star cornerback that’s not even rated among the top 450 high school prospects in the nation getting this much attention this fast from so many blue blood programs. Kimber holds a very impressive offer sheet, especially considering his current recruiting ranking.
He sits as the No. 461 2020 high school prospect in the nation and the 31st best cornerback. Although, Kimber does bring solid size to the table for cornerback. He’s a quick and rangy cornerback that sits at 6-foot-0 and 170 pounds. The ball skills and agility could use some development before he begins his collegiate career, but the ceiling is high for Kimber.
This is about the right time for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class to get things going before National Signing Day 2019 hits in the next few months. Getting ahead of the game would be big for head coach Tom Herman to continue his momentum on the recruiting trail. He locked up two consecutive top 10 ranked classes in the nation, so far, for the 2018 and 2019 recruiting cycles.
The secondary was a significant point of emphasis for the Horns for the past two recruiting cycles. Each of the past two recruiting classes had at least four defensive backs rated as four-star prospects or higher. Kimber isn’t a four-star prospect, but he’s starting to get the attention one would.