Texas Football: Predicting Longhorns first 2022 commit

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Which of the three following targets of the 2022 Texas football recruiting class could become the first commitment for that cycle?

A recent hot stretch for the 2021 Texas football recruiting class brought about thoughts as to how head coach Tom Herman could start piecing together his 2022 class. With Texas’ 2021 recruiting class now up to 11 commitments, 2022 can hopefully get its first in the near future. Texas is one of the lone Power Five programs that both sits at the top of their conference’s recruiting rankings for the 2021 cycle and hasn’t landed any pledges for the 2022 class.

Moreover, Texas landed two three-star skill position commits on May 15, to head into the weekend on a high-note. Those two 2021 three-star commits included Hallettsville running back Jonathon Brooks and Warren Easton wide receiver Casey Cain. Landing those two vaulted Texas back among the top 10 in the national class rankings, according to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings.

Texas also still sits at the top of the Big 12 rankings for the 2021 cycle. But that’s where the buck stops for Texas on the recruiting trail at the moment. Texas hasn’t found much success on the recruiting trail in terms of early traction for their 2022 recruiting class, at least as of yet.

But the only schools in the Big 12 that have any commitments to date in their 2022 recruiting class are the Oklahoma schools. The rival Oklahoma Sooners have one commit for the 2022 class, four-star Cooper outside linebacker Kobie McKinzie, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys have two.

The LSU Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Oklahoma State are the only three programs that have multiple commitments in their 2022 class, though. Texas could maybe soon become one of the less than 20 programs that even have a 2022 commit in the first place.

Here’s a look into the Hook’Em Headlines definitive prediction as to who will be the first commitment in the 2022 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns football program.

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