Texas Football: 3 dark horse targets to become 2021 commits

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The 2021 Texas football recruiting class could use about five or six more commits before it is all said and done heading into the Early Signing Period.

It’s coming down to crunch time for the 2021 Texas football recruiting class, as we approach the final five months of this cycle. Texas has a decent 2021 class in store right now, but it’s far from done yet. At the moment, the Longhorns have 14 commits in their 2021 class, but their momentum has slowed down of late.

There’s a good portion of blue chip commits in this class. Of those 14 commits, 10 are at least four or five-star prospects. Nine of those are four-star commits with a handful, like four-star Denton-Ryan athlete Billy Bowman Jr., as near five-star prospects. The lone five-star commit at the moment is fellow Denton-Ryan athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders.

According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2021 Texas recruiting class ranks at No. 12 in the nation and remains in the top spot in the Big 12. But the rival Oklahoma Sooners are approaching fast on the Longhorns. Oklahoma sits at No. 13 in the national class rankings, and has a large waive of momentum after landing the commitment from elite five-star dual-threat quarterback Caleb Williams.

That usual battle between Oklahoma and Texas to take the Big 12 recruiting crown is about to really heat up heading into the planned start of the 2020 season. And this is going to be a vastly different look to the 2020 season, so each coaching staff will have to get creative.

Yet, there is still wide array of positional needs for Texas to address in this class. Namely, Texas could use a second running back commit, wide receiver help, safety, and offensive line depth.

Here’s a look into three potential dark horse commits to the 2021 class that the Longhorns could pursue.

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