Texas Football Recruiting: Can Horns sway interest from RB Deondrick Glass from OK State

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We don’t have many indications how close the 2019 Texas football recruiting class could be to gaining interest with Deondrick Glass, but we will soon.

The 2019 Texas football recruiting class has very few targets left that it could haul in before the National Signing Day for this cycle arrives. National Signing Day will present one goal for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class, which is keeping the top 10 national ranking for this cycle.

Outside of achieving the goal that is claiming a top 10 ranked class in the nation for the 2019 cycle, Texas football recruiting needs to fill some holes ready to open up on the roster. The primary holes that the Texas Longhorns need to fill before the commencement of the 2019 regular season are along the offensive line and running back.

The offensive line did get a nice late addition during the Early Signing Period when it was able to snag four-star in-state offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin away from the Baylor Bears surprisingly. That was the third addition to a group of offensive lineman in the 2019 Texas football recruiting class that are all classified as four-star prospects. Even though all three commits/signees are offensive tackles by recruiting positional classification, the Horns can move them around a bit.

However, the 2019 Texas football recruiting class is still missing that second running back that it so badly needs alongside four-star Buford, GA, native Derrian Brown. While Brown is a nice addition to this 2019 Texas football recruiting class, he isn’t the permanent solution to keeping the ground game rolling next year. The Horns need to find someone else who can play alongside rising sophomore Keaontay Ingram and Brown next season.

One of the last targets that this 2019 Texas football recruiting class could add is a four-star Katy, TX, standout running back Deondrick Glass. Since we’re drawing so close to the upcoming National Signing Day, there’s very few talented uncommitted high school prospects left like Glass.

In all likelihood, Glass is going to land with either the Alabama Crimson Tide or Oklahoma State Cowboys. But, Texas football recruiting could make a late run to convince him of the immediate impact he could make with the Horns. Meanwhile, he could have limited opportunity to contend in the Big 12 and nationally with Oklahoma State or he could get caught up in a running back logjam with the Crimson Tide.

According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, Glass is heavily favored to land with Oklahoma State. It could be slightly consequential if Texas lets Glass go to a conference foe that also needs a running back like Oklahoma State.

What Glass brings to the table for whoever he signs with is a very agile first step and a home run ability that is rare to find out of a player of his size and stature at running back. Glass sits at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds and ranks as the nation’s 12th best 2019 high school running back. His commitment date is set for Jan. 14 and will be nationally televised.

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If the 2019 Texas football recruiting class can’t add Glass to the mix, especially since new it seems unlikely at this point, the attention will immediately need to turn to the transfer market and the 2020 pool of prospects. But, the Horns are still alive in the running to land the commitment from Glass. The other finalists that weren’t aforementioned left for Glass are the Michigan Wolverines, Georgia Bulldogs, and Miami Hurricanes.