Texas Football: 2020 4-star LB Brennon Scott puts Horns among top 11

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 08: Bryce Cottrell #91 of the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 08: Bryce Cottrell #91 of the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The 2020 recruiting class for Texas football could get off to a nice start with defensive commits if it continues to win over 4-star LB Brennon Scott.

With the National Signing Day wrapping up the 2019 Texas football recruiting class this past week, the 2020 cycle is about to pick up. The bulk of the 2019 off-season for Texas football will revolve around trying to build toward this coming season and hitting the recruiting trail for the 2020 cycle hard.

Matching the national class ranking for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class could be difficult. The last two recruiting cycles for Texas football saw them haul in a top three ranked class in the nation. That’s something that is incredibly hard to keep pace with for anyone that’s not head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

However, head Texas football coach Tom Herman is well on his way to joining the national recruiting prominence of coaches like Saban and Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart. Those are the only two head coaches he ranked behind for the 2019 national class rankings. He’s hoping that four-star 2020 Bishop Dunne and Dallas, TX, outside linebacker Brennon Scott can get him there for this upcoming recruiting cycle.

On Feb. 10, Scott named his top 11 finalist schools via his Twitter timeline. Narrowing down the top 11 for Scott took some work since his offer sheet currently holds 27 schools. The most recent of those 27 offers came from the Mizzou Tigers and Syracuse Orange on Feb. 6 and 7. But, neither Mizzou nor Syracuse were included in the top 11 for Scott.

Of the 11 schools that made it in the top 11 for Scott, including the Texas Longhorns, five were either out of the state of Texas or in the Big 12. The Oklahoma Sooners, Texas football, and the Kansas Jayhawks (probably most surprising of all) were included in this top 11. The other notable schools included in his top 11 are the SMU Mustangs, Texas A&M Aggies, LSU Tigers, and Florida Gators.

A few of the notable schools that offered Scott but were excluded from his top 11 includes the Iowa Hawkeyes, Houston Cougars, Michigan State Spartans, and Georgia. It is interesting that Scott included schools like Kansas and SMU in his top 11, but not Georgia and Michigan State.

Yet, what Scott could bring to the table for Texas football if that’s where he ultimately lands is a very athletic linebacker that has the ability to make an impact in pass coverage and the pass rush. At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds with a good amount of speed and agility, Scott has the physical tools that makes him ready to make an early impact wherever he lands.

Scott ranks as the nation’s No. 295 2020 high school prospect and the No. 25 linebacker from 247Sports. Rivals has his as the No. 21 linebacker and the No. 34 prospect out of the state of Texas. If there was ever a candidate to see a jump in his recruiting rankings when it’s all said and done, it would be Scott.

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All in all, getting put in the top 11 from Scott bodes well for the recruiting at linebacker for Texas football for the 2020 cycle. Texas only offered him back on Jan. 19, but already made its way into his list of finalists.