The 2022 Texas football recruiting class missed out on a sizable target on the trail on Aug. 18 with the commitment of a 4-Star ATH to Ohio State.
The building momentum of the 2022 Texas football recruiting class took a bit of a hit on Aug. 18. After getting the huge news entering last weekend that head coach Tom Herman and the 2022 Texas recruiting class would be landing the commitment of the nation’s top rated prospect, and five-star Southlake Carroll pro-style quarterback Quinn Ewers, it looked like this group was going to skyrocket.
And there’s sure to still be more fruitful results on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns 2022 class following the commitment of Ewers in the coming weeks and months, but Texas did get a blow with a target announcing their commitment on Aug. 18. The particular recruiting target that the Longhorns lost out on Tuesday afternoon was four-star Blue Valley North 6-foot-5 and 220 pound athlete Dasan McCullough.
On Tuesday afternoon, McCullough announced on his Twitter timeline that he is committing to the Ohio State Buckeyes over offers from more than 40 other schools. The Kansas native had recently put Texas in his top 10, which also included a few Big 12 and regional foes of the Longhorns.
The other eight programs (outside of Ohio State and Texas) that McCullough included among his top 10 finalist schools back on June 10 were mostly out of Big Ten and SEC, though. Those other eight schools included the defending National Champion LSU Tigers, Florida Gators, Michigan Wolverines, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma Sooners, Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, and USC Trojans.
Other schools that highlighted his offer sheet included the Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Georgia Bulldogs, Mizzou Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oregon Ducks, Penn State Nittany Lions, Texas A&M Aggies, and Washington Huskies. He really had attention coming to him on the trail from all over the country.
McCullough ranks as the nation’s No. 71 2022 high school prospect, No. 7 athlete, and the top overall prospect out of Kansas (247Sports Composite). He does have the size to fit in for the Ohio State receiving corps, defensive backfield, or at linebacker/edge rusher. McCullough does bring a pretty incredible amount of versatility to the table.
According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2022 Texas recruiting class now ranks at No. 7 in the nation and remains in the No. 2 spot in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma. Texas currently holds two commits in their 2022 class. Ohio State moves up to the No. 2 spot in the national class rankings, and holds command of the top spot in the Big Ten.