Strongest Position Group: Wide Receiver
Comparing this class of incoming talent at tight end and wide receiver from this Texas football signing class is a bit unfair for other position groups. Wide receiver was so strong in this Horns recruiting class that two of the three five-star signees will play with this position group. That’s not fair for the eventual opposing Big 12 secondaries either.
While Texas didn’t have an overwhelming need at wide receiver, this past season proved that keeping the talent rolling in here is key to maintaining the level of competitiveness this team needs to be at. The standout wide receiver combination of juniors Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Collin Johnson made an enormous difference thid past season and buried the past struggles for this passing game.
The highlights of this wideout signing class were McCoy and Whittington. But, it shows just how deep this class is that the third highest ranked wide receiver signee was the 2018 Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year and a top 50 high school prospect in the nation. Four-star Arizona native Jake Smith will be a big part of this receiving corps too.
Even the two lowest rated wide receiver signees, four-star Marcus Washington and three-star Kennedy Lewis, bring a ton of value for the Texas offense. Lewis could wind up as the dark horse and most underrated recruit in this class. And, Washington was rated just outside the nation’s top 150 prospects and would be the top ranked wide receiver in more than half of all 2019 Power Five signing classes.