Texas Football: 5 Longhorns thoughts post-Junior Day 2019

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 28-21 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

1. Two key commits added for Junior Day

The fortunes for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class definitely skyrocketed during Junior Day, as it added two pledge over the weekend. Texas definitely took the momentum it had from National Signing Day 2019, finishing with the third ranked recruiting class in the nation, and turned it into something for the 2020 prospects.

The first of the two commits came from four-star St. Louis, MO, athlete Mookie Cooper who might be the most elusive skill position player for this recruiting cycle. At 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, Cooper is one of the smaller recruits for the 2020 cycle but he is one of the most explosive and gives Herman someone who can make an instant impact off the line of scrimmage come the 2020 season.

And, the second commit for Junior Day came from four-star Port-Neches Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth. There is only one offensive lineman rated higher in this 2020 recruiting class for the Horns over Garth, and he is the best at his position overall. The offensive line depth is building very nicely for Hand for the 2020 class.

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Texas entered the weekend with a borderline top 25 ranked 2020 recruiting class in the nation, according to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings. It exited the weekend with the No. 10 ranked class in the nation, quickly approaching Oklahoma and Texas A&M. The expectations for commits coming out of the weekend were vastly exceeded.