Is there anything that the 2020 Texas football recruiting class do to do win over the Oklahoma five-star RB commit Jase McClellan?
The 2020 Texas football recruiting class is going to need a boost soon for some of the offensive commits before it starts to fall behind in the Big 12 and national class rankings. This 2020 Texas football recruiting class only has two commits thus far. Those two commits in this Texas football recruiting class include four-star offensive guard Logan Parr and four-star dual-threat quarterback Hudson Card.
However, one commit that would be huge to nab for this Texas football recruiting class is the five-star elite 2020 Aledo, TX, running back Jase McClellan. There’s a host of elite running backs for the 2020 recruiting cycle that the Texas Longhorns would love to add to the mix alongside players at the position that will already be rostered, Keaontay Ingram and Derrian Brown.
McClellan is a commit of the rival Oklahoma Sooners, and has been for a while. He originally committed to the Sooners back on July 9, 2017. Even though McClellan committed to head coach Lincoln Riley and the Sooners roughly a year-and-a-half ago, he still had some offers pour in since then. He holds 21 offers in total, including the one from the 2020 Texas football recruiting class.
Altogether, the offer sheet for McClellan is pretty impressive. Some of the other offers he holds are from the Alabama Crimson Tide,
If this 2020 Texas football recruiting class is to pry McClellan away from its Red River Showdown rival, it will have to put in a lot of work and attention to his recruitment. You can see how much of an uphill battle that would be just from his Twitter commitment announcement to Oklahoma where he’s displaying the “Horns down” hand gesture.
Yet, the 2020 Texas football recruiting officially sent an offer the way of McClellan during the 2018 off-season, just eight months after he committed to Oklahoma. Texas football recruiting offered him back in February 2018 to try and add the top rated running back in the state for the 2020 cycle.
Overall, McClellan is rated as the No. 17 2020 high school prospect in the nation and the third best running back. Texas already offered, and are high on, the top two running back prospects in the nation for the 2020 recruiting cycle. But, McClellan is another key target that would be a fantastic add to the ground game for head coach Tom Herman.
Before McClellan announced his commitment to Oklahoma, it looked as if the Red River rivals were going to have a long process in winning over his interest. According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions before his commitment was announced in July 2017, there was a 50/50 split for McClellan between Texas and Oklahoma.
Texas would be wrong not to at least try and pursue McClellan before he signs his National Letter of Intent with the Sooners. He had some interest in the Horns before committing to the Sooners, and the success the program saw on the field in 2018 could win over some of his attention.
There hasn’t been any credible indication that McClellan is currently holding interest in the Horns, but the recruiting trail is about to heat up for the 2020 cycle. Knowing what some of the top targets for the Horns are thinking is important for Herman to try and nab the best class possible.