5. Assistants impacting the recruiting trail
If Texas football recruiting was looking for a jolt to help the 2020 and 2021 classes, it got exactly what it was looking for through Junior Day and possibly adding some assistant coaches. Texas got two commits coming out of Junior Day this past weekend and added an assistant that could make a big impact soon.
According to Orange Bloods’ Anwar Richardson, Texas made the move to hire former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora as an offensive analyst on Feb. 18. This is a big addition to the coaching staff since it will bring another creative offensive mind to a group that could use it to help along some young skill position talent.
However, Fedora won’t immediately bring the Horns to the top of the national class rankings for the 2020 recruiting cycle after his hiring. An analyst won’t have that big of an impact. But, it can help spark some energy to add an extra commitment or two to the 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes.
Any edge that the Horns can get at this point over the likes of head coach Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners and head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies on the coaching staff and on the recruiting trail right now is huge. Another addition to the coaching staff could come from former Kansas Jayhawks head coach David Beaty, in an analyst role.