5. 2019 recruiting class finishes in the top 7
In general, the fortunes for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class weren’t as good as the 2018 cycle. The Horns still have some things left to take care of for this 2019 class before National Signing Day to even lock up the hope of finishing with a top 10 spot in the national class rankings. There’s around five or six uncommitted prospects the Horns at least have a decent shot at landing.
According to 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2019 Texas football recruiting class ranks at No. 9 in the nation and in second place in the Big 12 behind the Oklahoma Sooners. A nice haul just before, and during, the Early Signing Period allowed the Sooners to pull in that coveted top spot in the Big 12 recruiting class rankings over the Horns.
However, this 2019 class for the Horns still has the potential to gain some ground on the Sooners and in the national rankings. One or two more four-star commits/signees would lift this class at least one spot in the national rankings, and get them closer to edging out head coach Lincoln Riley and the Sooners in the Big 12 rankings. That would be a special comeback for the coaching staff on the Forty Acres.
Of the 23 prospects committed to the 2019 Texas football recruiting class as of Jan. 14, 22 already signed the National Letter of Intent locking them to come to the Forty Acres this year. Four-star North Shore offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd is the lone commitment that still needs to sign his National Letter of Intent. That is if Shepherd doesn’t flip to the Texas A&M Aggies before National Signing Day.