A good ending to the 2020 Texas football recruiting class did feature three misses that are worth noting from National Signing Day.
Although the 2020 Texas football recruiting class finished out on a high-note, there will always be players that managed to fall through the cracks. Texas snagged two of their four biggest National Signing Day targets, which was much more than originally anticipated. Usually National Signing Day doesn’t deliver four big-time recruiting decisions for a blue blood program like Texas.
But all the coaching turnover that Texas experienced under head coach Tom Herman during the month of December forced the 2020 recruiting class to try and patch itself back together by the time Feb. 5 arrived. Texas lost a good number of its key pieces from the 2020 recruiting class after parting ways with notable assistants like former offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Tim Beck and former defensive coordinator Todd Orlando.
However, the additions of former Ohio State Buckeyes passing game coordinator Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash defensive coordinator did help to quickly piece back together this 2020 class. Not only did Texas find admirable replacements for Orlando and Beck, they were able to do so in orderly fashion.
Here’s a look into the three biggest National Signing Day prospect misses for the Texas Longhorns football program.