A game-changer of a 2018 Texas football recruiting class sees a lot of the top players on the roster now conforming around these three or four players.
When the Texas football program locked in their 2018 signing class, it was one of the biggest accomplishments to date for head coach Tom Herman during his tenure on the Forty Acres. Texas signed a top three ranked recruiting class in the nation to round out the 2018 cycle, according to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings. They also topped the rival Oklahoma Sooners for the top class in the Big 12.
The top ranked school in the national class rankings for the 2018 cycle was the Georgia Bulldogs. But Georgia’s top ranked signees in their 2018 recruiting class didn’t make much of an impact, compared to how you would expect given how many five-stars they locked in, up to this point.
At the top of Georgia’s 2018 recruiting class was current Ohio State Buckeyes starting quarterback Justin Fields. Transferring to Ohio State after just one year in Athens, Fields proves that topping a certain recruiting class doesn’t guarantee a program’s success in the near future. To a larger degree, Georgia signed a historic 2018 recruiting class, and didn’t get what they expected out of it yet.
If Texas doesn’t capitalize on the last years that they will have from this 2018 recruiting class during their time on the Forty Acres, then they could be headed down a path more similar to the Dawgs. Most of these guys will be left in Austin for around two years.
Here’s a look into the definitive re-ranking of the three best players out of the 2018 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns football program in the midst of the 2020 offseason.