In the midst of a very up and down cycle for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class, what were the biggest wins for head coach Tom Herman?
National Signing Day came and went for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class, and it was one of the most successful in recent memory. This recruiting cycle saw head coach Tom Herman make the theme addition to his class, whereas last year was about retention. Texas did lock up a top three ranked recruiting class in the nation for the 2019 cycle, and they did not in 2020.
But this 2020 recruiting class for Texas is made up of plenty of quality, and signees that will be capable of making an instant impact once they get playing time on the Forty Acres. Texas landed 19 signees in their 2020 recruiting class. Herman got his hands on one five-star signee, and more than a dozen four-stars.
Texas finished up with the No. 9 ranked 2020 recruiting class in the nation, and tops in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings. That broke the streak of two straight years where Texas had a top three ranked recruiting class in the nation. But it extends the streak to three years for a top 10 ranked recruiting class in the nation, and for the best in the Big 12.
Although, Texas did have one of the highest averaged commitment rankings of any recruiting class in the nation. They finished up in the top five in that category. So this recruiting class can mostly be categorized as quality over quantity on the Forty Acres.
Here’s a deeper look into the three biggest wins of the 2020 recruiting cycle for the Texas Longhorns football program post-National Signing Day.