Texas Football: 5 overreactions from season opening win over LA Tech

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1. More elite freshman classes will land Texas a national title soon

Texas football recruiting is doing about as well as any other program in the nation barring three schools. The Clemson Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Georgia Bulldogs are generally doing better than the Longhorns for the 2020 recruiting class, but 2021 is favoring Herman early on.

However, this game was firm evidence that the past two signing classes for Herman and the Longhorns could take this program to an elite status. Texas signed two top three ranked classes in the nation in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 class might not live up to that billing, but that is a concern that is for four or five months down the road.

For now, getting early playing time for key pieces like redshirt freshman Casey Thompson and freshman safety Tyler Owens could prove pivotal in the next year or two. If Thompson is to be the next starting quarterback when Ehlinger’s time on the Forty Acres is over, this playing time is going to prove crucial.

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The Longhorns are reaching that point where they reload instead of rebuild. Since the rebuilding process took so long under former head coach Charlie Strong and for about the first year and a half under Herman, the fan base is ready to get back to the glory years. Recruiting is a good reason to believe this will happen in the very near future.