Texas Football: 5 bold National Signing Day Horns predictions

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Texas Longhorns cheerleaders celebrate after their team defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 28 -21 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

1. 2019 class cracks the top six

We’ve mentioned that this 2019 Texas football recruiting class doesn’t have much of a shot to crack the top five in the national rankings for this cycle. There would have to be some massive news dropping about a commit flipping, some intense rating classification adjustments, or a big surprise commitment decision.

What could happen for this 2019 Texas football recruiting class is a jump into the top six since there’s very little separation between the teams that occupy the 6-8 spots in the national class rankings. Even the difference between the Michigan Wolverines 2019 recruiting class, which sits at No. 9, and the Clemson Tigers, at No. 6, is very small.

It could be the difference of one big commitment decision that bumps the Horns up a few spots. Or, a potential decommit from either Clemson or the Oregon Ducks, at No. 7, could dramatically alter the picture that is the national class rankings for the 2019 cycle. Texas will lie in waiting for something to happen to open the door for that opportunity.

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In all likelihood, landing a four-star commit and signing him would do enough to at least bump the Horns up to No. 7. And, while national class rankings in this small of a picture don’t matter all that much, gaining that little bit of bragging rights can be huge for the momentum heading into the 2020 recruiting cycle.