2021 Texas football class cracks top 10 in the nation after two big commits

Two big gets on the trail on June 15 put the 2021 Texas football recruiting class cracked the top 10 in the national rankings yet again.

After a really big day on the trail for the 2021 Texas football recruiting class on June 15, head coach Tom Herman saw his group make some real headway in the national picture. The 2021 class of the Longhorns jumped back into the top 10 in the nation, according to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings.

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class currently sits at No. 9 in the nation and remains steady in the top spot in the Big 12. They still hold a significant edge over the Baylor Bears (who sits at No. 22 in the national class rankings) in the Big 12. But Baylor and the Oklahoma Sooners always have a chance to catch up if they catch fire on the trail in the coming months this offseason.

What boosted the Longhorns into the top 10 of the national class rankings was landing two key commitments from four-star defensive backs on Monday afternoon.

The first of the two commitments came from four-star Kennedale 6-foot-0.5 and 180 pound safety JD Coffey III.  Ranking as the nation’s No. 173 2021 high school prospect, No. 7 safety, and No. 29 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite), Coffey is a big first get at the position for the Longhorns 2021 class.

And the second of two commitments came from four-star Kimball 6-foot-1 and 175 pound cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem. Ranking as the nation’s No. 171 2021 high school prospect, No. 13 cornerback, and No. 28 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite), Ibraheem adds valuable depth as a possible position of need in the near future for the program.

Texas is now up to 13 commits in the 2021 class. The highest ranked of that group is five-star Denton-Ryan athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders. They now have one five-star commit, eight four-stars, and a trio of three-stars, in the 2021 class.

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The top five of the national class rankings is rounded out with (in order from top-to-bottom) the Ohio State Buckeyes, Clemson Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, USC Trojans, and former Texas head coach Mack Brown and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Six of the top 10 teams in the national class rankings have a lower average commitment ranking than Texas.