Texas Football: 4-Star commit thinks Longhorns will have No. 1 2022 class

One of the multiple blue-chip defensive linemen that are committed in the 2022 Texas football recruiting class, four-star Texas High defensive end/edge rusher Derrick Brown, looks to be excited about what’s to come for this program. Despite the bad loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks for new Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian last weekend, multiple commits/key recruits are still high on this program which is a good sign.

Brown seems very high on the potential of the Longhorns 2022 class just a few months ahead of the Early Signing Period. According to a report from Horns247 on Sep. 14 (paid content), Brown thinks that the 2022 Longhorns class “will come out on top” with the top ranked class in the nation for this cycle.

With Texas catching a huge waive of momentum in the 2022 class of late along the defensive line, a top ranked class in the nation is within reach. Texas does need to land at least a couple of key five-star recruits in the 2022 class to achieve the top spot in the national class rankings, but that is doable with a solid run for the coaching staff on the trail this fall.

Texas football in a quest for the top 2022 recruiting class in the eyes of 4-Star commit Derrick Brown

Brown is one of a whopping 14 blue-chip commits currently in the Longhorns 2022 class. And he is one of seven that could play along the defensive line. Granted, it sounds like the coaching staff has other plans for him positionally once he arrives on the Forty Acres.

The Texas coaching staff is reportedly telling Brown that he will play in a role similar to what senior linebacker and former converted safety DeMarvion Overshown plays now for the defensive front. That is an interesting fit for Brown since he is more of a natural edge rusher at Texas High right now.

Brown does certainly have the versatility in his game to move into a true linebacker role similar to what Overshown plays now. At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, Brown has a similar frame to that of Overshown (who is around 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds).

Moreover, if Brown’s lofty standard for the 2022 class comes out to be true and it does get the top spot in the entire country for this recruiting cycle, there’s some key recruits to watch in the coming weeks and months. Texas would have to land one of the likes of five-star North Shore cornerback Denver Harris, five-star Frisco-Liberty wide receiver Evan Stewart, and/or five-star Bowie offensive guard Devon Campbell to claim the top spot in the national class rankings.

Texas has 21 commits in total in the 2022 class following a big pledge last week from four-star Hewitt-Trussville (AL) defensive lineman Justice Finkley. According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2022 Texas recruiting class now ranks at No. 3 in the nation and in the top spot in the Big 12 ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners.