With the trail heating up recently for the 2022 Texas football recruiting class, how long will it be before the first commitment arrives?
The pursuit of the top prospects of the 2022 recruiting cycle is really starting to heap up around the Big 12. On July 22, the 2022 Texas football recruiting class sent out an offer to one of the top high school running backs in the nation. It was announced on the evening of July 22 that the Longhorns sent a scholarship offer to the elite five-star Mater Dei 5-foot-9 and 170 pound running back Raleek Brown.
That offer was put up by Brown on his Instagram page this week. Texas is the most recent school to offer him. The only other Power Five school to offer Brown since the beginning of the month of June was the Mississippi State Bulldogs and recently hired head coach Mike Leach.
The offers from Texas and Mississippi State pushed the total number of schools on Brown’s offer sheet over 30. The other highlighting schools on Brown’s lengthy offer sheet includes the Alabama Crimson Tide, Oklahoma Sooners, Michigan Wolverines, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Tennessee Volunteers, USC Trojans, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oregon Ducks, and Texas A&M Aggies.
Moreover, Brown ranks as the nation’s No. 27 2022 high school prospect, No. 3 running back, and No. 3 prospect out of California (247Sports Composite). The Top247 rankings slots Brown as the No. 2 ranked running back prospect in the nation.
Texas does have a potential leg up in the race to land a commitment of Brown. While the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions currently favor the rival Sooners to land Brown over the rest of the field, the new-look Texas coaching staff could give them an edge. One of the assistants that was helping to recruit Brown to Norman was newly hired Texas special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Jay Boulware.
Now that Boulware is on the Forty Acres, the Longhorns could make a good early run at landing a commitment from this skilled prospect out of Santa Ana, CA. But Texas is still going to have to work past other competing programs like USC, Alabama, Michigan, etc.
Texas still has yet to land their first commitment of the 2022 class. It could come in the near future now that the Longhorns are drawing close to 85 2022 high school prospects they’ve offered. But beating out Oklahoma is a usual battle that Texas is accustomed to on the recruiting trail.