What could the coaching staff for the Texas football program continue to do to impress that No. 2 2020 wide receiver Johnny Wilson?
The 2020 Texas football recruiting class has to do a lot to match the prowess of the wide receivers it hauled in for the 2019 cycle. Getting any sort of wideout haul on the recruiting trail for the 2020 cycle for Texas football that is comparable to the 2019 class means getting the early jump on the nation’s top prospects at the position.
To establish a new high for continuity for recruiting wide receivers with the 2020 class, hauling in elite prospects like five-star Johnny Wilson is a big time target. As held true for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class, there are plenty of five-star wideouts available in the 2020 cycle that at least carry some interest in coming here.
However, there are some positive words coming from that aforementioned five-star out-of-state wideout target which provides for some level of optimism in his recruitment. A rising senior wide receiver at Calabasaas High School, Wilson recently named his top five schools. Texas football was a part of that list of five schools that Wilson recently named and spoke in regard about in regard to each.
In a piece published by 247Sports, Wilson opened up and broke down his top five finalist schools. The five finalists he’s down to are the Oregon Ducks, Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas Longhorns, UCLA Bruins, and Washington Huskies. Since Wilson is a native of Calabasas, CA, the PAC-12 heavy lineup for his finalist programs makes sense.
Oregon and Washington are starting to gain a good grasp on the recruiting in the PAC-12 with UCLA and the USC Trojans falling off. The Stanford Cardinal also have a certain level of academic standard that has to be constantly maintained so the overall talent level that comes to Palo Alto, CA, is always limited.
However, Wilson had some good words for what he’s seen so far out of the Texas football program and what appeals to him the most. When discussing the potential he sees for himself on the Forty Acres Wilson stated: “I knew Bru (McCoy) liked them a lot and he probably saw the same thing I saw, just how they use big receivers so there’s a natural fit there for sure.”
He brought up the highly touted five-star Santa Ana, CA, athlete Bru McCoy who will likely fill in at wide receiver for Texas football if he’s eligible for 2019. McCoy is just one of a handful of California native recruits that head Texas football coach Tom Herman was able to sign for the past two recruiting cycles.
Opening up that California pipeline for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class would obviously be valuable to land the nation’s No. 18 2020 high school prospect and No. 2 wideout. Wilson is one of the very best wide receivers for this entire recruiting cycle, and the Horns need to stay on him.