Best Recruit: WR Jordan Whittington
For multiple reasons, were handing this award to five-star Cuero, TX, electric wide receiver Jordan Whittington instead of McCoy. Since Whittington originally committed and signed with Texas football, he’s a more straightforward fit for this category. Most of all, Whittington deserves a ton of credit for what he did with Cuero High School in his final season there and what he will bring to the table for the texas offense.
We should clarify that there’s no agreement here with the weird ESPN classification that won’t put McCoy in the 2019 Texas football recruiting class since he technically committed and enrolled at USC and then transferred to the Forty Acres. Rivals and 247Sports both put McCoy as an official part of this recruiting class for the Horns, so that’s a weird caveat that ESPN is alone on.
But, since McCoy already received the award for biggest surprise, we’ll take the ultra-talented and quick Whittington as the best recruit that originally committed to Texas. Outside of McCoy, Whittington is the highest rated signee in this class. Even before he was bumped up to get his fifth-star from 247Sports, Whittington was still one of the highest rated commits.
The logjam at wide receiver that is set for the 2019 off-season, starting in spring camp, hopefully brings the best out of a talent like Whittington. The rest of this group of highly touted wideouts surely wants to get their shot in the spotlight for the Horns offense too. Whittington just has the path of least resistance right now to early playing time among that group of wideouts.