The 2019 Texas football recruiting class has even more excitement coming its way now with a No. 5 ranking in the nation for this cycle.
The good news for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class kept coming on Jan. 24, as a number of its commits/signees received a big ratings bump which helped them out in the national class rankings. In an off-season filled with roller coaster news cycles for Texas football, this is a nice sight before National Signing Day arrives.
According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2019 Texas football recruiting class ranks No. 5 in the nation following a sizable ratings and classification bump. Previous to this most recent set of ranking adjustments, the 2019 Texas football recruiting class ranking at No. 8 in the nation. The change in the national class rankings within the past week was pretty intense.
This Texas football recruiting class was one of the biggest benefactors of the rating adjustments. Texas football now sits behind its two biggest rivals, Oklahoma Sooners and Texas A&M Aggies, in the national class rankings. But, the Texas Longhorns appear to be just one commit/signee away from surpassing Oklahoma in the national class rankings to become the Big 12’s best for the 2019 cycle.
Passing up head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies would be great for this Texas football recruiting class to, but it’s still a decent ways behind them in the national class rankings. Some of the other significant programs the Horns passed up included the Clemson Tigers, Michigan Wolverines, and LSU Tigers.
What gave the Horns such a significant bump in the national class rankings was a nice bump for a few key signees such as five-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington, five-star safety Tyler Owens, and four-star running back Derrian Brown. The 247Sports composite rankings were very nice to the Horns this month.
However, there’s still some work to do on the recruiting trail for head Texas football coach Tom Herman before National Signing Day commences on Feb. 6. There’s still a few key positional needs this class could fill before National Signing Day that would help add depth and some comfort on both sides of the ball entering the 2019 regular season.
This would be an unprecedented level of continuity for the Horns on the recruiting trail for the past two cycles if it can hold on to a top five ranked class. The 2018 Texas football recruiting class finished up this past cycle with the No. 3 ranking in the nation.
Even the Sooners and Aggies weren’t able to pull off a feat like two recruiting classes in a row with this high of a national ranking. But, this level of hype and jump in the rankings has to come with some level of caution for the Texas coaching staff. With some roster turnover set to plague both sides of the ball for the Horns heading into the off-season, this team still has a long way to come.
If the Horns can bring in one or two more commits/signees before National Signing Day, or during, this class could skyrocket. The amount of talent that’s set to make its way to the Forty Acres this off-season, and some that is already on campus for spring camp, is mind-boggling. The rise of the Horns should continue on into the 2019 regular season.