The 2020 Texas football recruiting class was one of the more underrated among the top 10 programs in the national class rankings for the last cycle.
Landing a third straight top 10 ranked class in the nation marked the consistent success that head coach Tom Herman and his staff (despite all the turnover in the last seven months) found for Texas football recruiting in the last couple of cycles. Herman and the Longhorns amassed a really solid class for the 2020 recruiting cycle since that much coaching staff turnover usually results in a dismal loss of commitments.
According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2020 Longhorns recruiting class ranked at No. 8 in the nation and in the top spot in the Big 12. Texas signed an impressive 20 prospects in the 2020 recruiting class. They landed two five-star commits, if you count Cedar Creek strong-side defensive end Alfred Collins. The other bona fide five-star commit in the class was Salpointe Catholic running back Bijan Robinson.
Texas signed the top ranked running back in the nation for the 2020 cycle with the Tucson, AZ, native Robinson. He’ll also dramatically boost the pipeline of talent rolling onto the Forty Acres at the running back position after signing with the 2020 class.
As Texas remains in the top spot in the Big 12 recruiting rankings for the 2021 cycle, this would be the fourth straight time they topped the likes of the Oklahoma Sooners, Baylor Bears, TCU Horned Frogs, etc. Texas is still staving off Oklahoma and Baylor for the 2021 recruiting cycle. But they hold a similar spot in the national class rankings for this cycle that they did last.
Although, not all of what the Longhorns get on the trail is about the most highly ranked commitments. It’s about developing the talent they can, and making sure they get the correct fits with the program. That’s especially true given the new look Texas coaching staff.
Here’s a look into the three true hidden gems the Longhorns landed in the 2020 recruiting class.