2021 Recruiting

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I briefly mentioned 2021 4 star WR Latrell Neville as one of our WR targets. Get to know the name now, things seem to be heating up with him. He is ranked #125 overall and as the 23rd best WR in the nation. He represents the highest ranked in state WR on our board currently and he will be in town this weekend once the dead period ends.

https://247sports.com/player/latrell-neville-46054704/
Latrell was on commitment watch this weekend and while that may not happen (still has a few hours) things still look good for him and Texas.

I would also keep a close eye on Billy Bowman. He is listed as the 121st best player in the nation as an Athlete. It does seem like he will land on the defensive side of the ball.

 

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Latrell was on commitment watch this weekend and while that may not happen (still has a few hours) things still look good for him and Texas.

I would also keep a close eye on Billy Bowman. He is listed as the 121st best player in the nation as an Athlete. It does seem like he will land on the defensive side of the ball.

Check out Billy Bowman's Hudl highlights. As a sophomore, he started both ways at Denton Ryan. That right there says a lot. On film, he excels as a cover corner with great ball skills. This is likely his long term position. He also is very good in the return game with a handful of TDs this past season. He's an electric WR that Denton Ryan used a lot in the short game - jet sweeps, bubble screens. He's got the speed and the wiggle to take a short pass the distance.

He is ranked #88 overall and as the #9 athlete.
 

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Billy Bowman Jr. out of Denton Ryan just committed to the good guys. He is a 4star, 3 sport athlete that played both ways as a sophomore last year at Denton Ryan. Many are projecting him for the defensive side of the ball; however his commitment pictures were with Coach Beck. Big time athlete and another one of the #dallastoaustin products (if you consider Denton, Dallas)
 

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Billy Bowman Jr. out of Denton Ryan just committed to the good guys. He is a 4star, 3 sport athlete that played both ways as a sophomore last year at Denton Ryan. Many are projecting him for the defensive side of the ball; however his commitment pictures were with Coach Beck. Big time athlete and another one of the #dallastoaustin products (if you consider Denton, Dallas)
He kinda reminds me of D'shawn Jamison in that regard. Get him on campus, see where the needs are at the time and let him loose. Could easily be a return guy or offensive gadget freshmen year and then transition to DB if needed. Folks seem to think that is where he fits best.
 

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2021 Shadrach Banks of North Shore commits to aggy. Kid is a stud. That sucks. I don’t want to see a&m getting a pipline into NS. That’s a long way off. Hopefully he’ll change his mind.


North Shore receiver Shadrach Banks verbally commits to Texas A&M
By Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle

North Shore receiver Shadrach Banks verbally commits to Texas A&M
Shadrach Banks wasn’t necessarily a secret last season - especially on Houston’s eastside - but if the North Shore receiver’s name was foreign in any other corner of the city, that was swiftly rectified.

Now Banks takes his brightened star to College Station. The junior verbally committed to Texas A&M on Thursday, giving the Aggies one of the country’s top Class of 2021 prospects.

Listed as an athlete, Banks is ranked 10th overall in 247Sports’ Class of 2021 rankings for the state.

He was a sophomore sensation for the state champion Mustangs, particularly through the playoffs and penultimately in the Class 6A Division I state title game with nine catches for 179 yards and two scores in a 41-36 win over Duncanville. Banks finished with 1,312 yards recovering and 17 touchdowns in 2018.


https://www.chron.com/sports/highsc...drach-Banks-verbal-commit-Aggies-14273497.php
 

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Line Backer
Derrick Harris
4 Star (?)
New Caney high school
Class of 2021
Committed today to The University of Texas
This class is lining up to be really REALLY good.
As a sophomore, Harris was already out athleting his competition by a wide margin. He just straight up ran by blockers to blow up a lot of plays in the backfield. There is no doubt he has the speed and lean at this point to be an edge rusher. What we need to see more of is his physicality and ability to take on blockers as he won't be able to just run by everyone at the college level.

His long term position will be determined by his ongoing physical development. His film looks like a B-backer to me right now with his ability to come screaming off the edge. However, many think that as he bulks up over the next 2 years he could become a MAC or Rover. Time will tell. Either way, this is a quick and physical young man who has pledged to play for Texas. Check out his highlights.

 

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As I mentioned in the 2020 thread, things are really close to wrapping up with that class. 3 guys likely to commit and then some long shots. Time to really start focusing on the 2021 class that is already shaping up nicely.

With 7 commits already Texas is off to a much earlier start than previous classes. On top of that, we are looking very good for a handful of elite recruits. It really could be an incredible class with all the in state talent.

Keep an eye on Jatavion Sanders this weekend. He is a high 4 star Ath who plays DE and WR at the 5A level. He has really good film, as a soph. against good competition. That says a lot about his talent right there. He probably plays DE at the next level. He is visiting this weekend and is on commitment watch for sure.
https://www.hudl.com/profile/6296761/Jatavion-Sanders
 

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O-line recruiting

Texas was already looking to take an elite OL class in 2021 but things may get even better than expected.

Texas has been favored all along for 5 star and top OT Tommy Brockermeyer and his 4 star brother, C James. They have also been favored for the other 5 star Texas OT, Savion Byrd. It was a bit of a surprise when 4 star OT Hayden Conner committed (influenced by QB Jalen Milroe) and the Conner and Milroe connection has also made Texas more of a contender for the top OG in the nation Bryce Foster who was thought to be a heavy aggy lean.

More recently, top 50 OT, Donovan Jackson who has been felt to be an aggy lean has picked up momentum with Texas.

If they could pull in all 6 of those guys (still a long shot) that would be 4 guys in the top 64 with another ranked in the 160s and a 4 star center ranked 313. This isn't even mentioning possible fall back plans of guys like Ruben Fatherlee, Jonah Miller and Jaeden Roberts who are highly ranked in their own right.
 

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Things slowed a bit on 2021 which is probably a good thing. Evaluate some more guys off of Junior film before pressing forward too much further.

Things continue to look very promising in this class. O-line class will likely be one of the best ever. Things look good with Tommy Brockermeyer, Savion Byrd and now even more so with Donovan Jackson. Having Hayden Conner and #Milroe on board help with Bryce Foster but that's still a long shot. James Brockermeyer would give us one of the top centers in the nation to wrap up the class. Other studs in the state and around the country to fill gaps on any misses.
 
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Now that 2020 is signed, sealed and delivered let's reset things on the 2021 class.

Current Commits
Ja'Tavion Sanders (#4 Ath, #46 Overall) - will likely land at DE/OLB, also plays WR for Denton Ryan
Jalen Milroe (#3 DT-QB, #65 Overall)
Billy Bowman (#7 Ath, #81 Overall) - DB/WR/Return specialist
Derrick Harris Jr (#12 OLB, #152 Overall)
Hayden Conner (#28 OT, #232 Overall)
Lake McRee (#14 TE, #355 Overall)
Juan Davis (#35 TE, #412 Overall)

Just a reminder that Texas is off to a hot start in 2021 with these 7 commitments, including 3 in the top 100 and 5 in the top 250. Despite coaching changes, all seem solid to Texas in word and deed as 6 of the 7 were back on campus for the elite Junior day and had lots of great things to say about the new staff. The exception is Lake McRee who may have to re-evaluate things after a really gnarly knee injury may compromise his playing ability. I'll talk more about each player whenever we get to talking about their position specifically.
 

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Overview of 2021 recruiting: Offense

QB
Preston Stone - Stone seemed to be the top target early but it appears some things occured behind the scenes that led Texas to move on a bit. Stone has since committed to SMU.

Here is my initial take on his talent- "His film makes him look like a Johnny Manziel starter pack. He is very quick and elusive in the backfield, often buying extra time and then rifling a pass downfield. While he is a very effective runner, he doesn't rely on his legs. Once pressured, he eludes rushers but keeps his eyes downfield, always looking to make the pass instead of taking off on the run. In the pocket or on the move he drops absolute dimes on the deep ball and puts the ball in the perfect spot on timing routes."
- It will be interested to watch his career play out at SMU if he sticks with that commitment. He could be an all time great for them.

Jalen Milroe (Commit) - Jalen will compete all cycle with Stone for the top QB in state and possibly in the nation honors.
Jalen's junior year highlight film is fun to watch. Jalen is very elusive in the backfield but keeps his eyes downfield and is able to find the open WR and put it on him. He shows good pocket presence and hits WR in stride across the middle and deep down the field. When he takes off to run, he has elite speed and ability to make tacklers miss. He will be a great fit in Tom Herman's offense.

Texas may opt to take two QBs, a plan that Milroe is apparently on board with as well. Garrett Nussmeier was offered recently.

RB
Camar Wheaton - the top RB in the nation and the only 5 star RB currently. Texas has to land players like this when they pop up in their own backyard. There is certainly mutual interest but this is going to be a dog fight.

LJ Johnson - The 4th best RB in the nation and certainly a close 2nd to Wheaton in state. Texas would love to have him in addition to or to partner with Wheaton.

Brandon Campbell - a 4 star RB in state but I believe he left Texas out of his "top 5" or so a while back. There still seems to be interest so hopefully Texas can stay in play if things don't pan out with Wheaton or Johnson.

WR
Cody Jackson - Made an early commitment to OU. Texas has offered and will probably keep communication open but this one seems to have been decided early.

Quaydarius Davis - Davis committed and then decommitted to Texas already. That said, it seems as though Texas has recovered and is once again considered the front runner here. Davis is the #13 WR and #76 Overall player so he would be a great get. He has good height and crazy athleticism.

JoJo Earle - Texas doesn't have a lot of high profile WRs this class but JoJo represents another high end player who seems to be the top pick for Texas in the slot. This one is in favor of Texas currently and would be a great complement to Davis.

Theodore Knox - Texas has done a good job of getting more involved in this commitment recently and Knox has reciprocated the interest. He would be a good get as the #28 WR and #143 player overall.

Other names to know, Bryson and Blaine Green, Latrell Neville. All 3 are top 50 WRs with early Texas offers.

TE
Texas currently has commitments from Lake McRee and Juan Davis. As mentioned previously, McRee may be looking elsewhere at this point after suffering a severe knee injury. Davis plays QB currently and is listed as a QB. I think Texas would like to get one more TE.

Dametrious Crownover is a 4 star TE from and number 5 in the nation who hails from Texas. Texas very recently offered him so hopefully they can move to the forefront of his recruitment.

Other names to know Elijah Arroyo, Var'Keyes Gumms, Landen King.

OL
Tommy Brockermeyer is the top OT in the nation and number 3 player overall. A true stud and Texas legacy. A feel less optimistic now than over the summer as Tommy and his brother seem to be looking around at all the national powerhouses. Texas has the inside edge with his dad and brother both playing for the horns but Tommy and James have the talent to blaze their own trail. I really hope in the end the home state school wins out.

James Brockermeyer is now ranked as a 4 star center (3rd highest center). He is a take regardless of his brother and a true experienced center prospect is always needed.James was slower to get the nationwide attention of his brother but that has changed this winter as many of the big time programs have offered James.

Savion Byrd is the other 5 star OT in the state and the number 12 player in the nation. He has good size and great athleticism. Landing Byrd would certainly help ease the loss of the Brockermeyers if that does indeed occur. Things look good between Byrd and Texas currently

Hayden Conner - Hayden jumped on board early and is a solid first piece of the OL class. He is very smart and large at almost 6'6 and 315 pounds. He could slot inside as a guard but does have the potential to remain at tackle.

Bryce Foster - Conner's current teammate is the second highest ranked guard in the nation and those two in combination dominate upfront for Katy Taylor. Foster is an aggy legacy so they are felt to be the favorite but Texas has made good progress recently. The quartet of Conner, Foster, Jalen Milroe and Tunmise Adoyele are very close and landing all 4 would be an incredible coup.


Donovan Jackson things seem to be getting more favorable for Texas for the player previously felt to be an aggy lean. However, we recently committed to tOSU.

Rueben Fatheree and Jaeden Roberts are important targets to keep in mind as well. Both are ranked in the top 150 currently and could serve as really stellar back up options at Tackle and Guard respectively. That is how crazy deep this years OL class is in Texas.
 

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Man I'm telling ya SC is getting some kind of serious in recruiting this year. In TX they got a commit from a 4* rb Brandon Campbell and a 5* receiver and one time TX committ Quaydarius (that really is his first name) Jackson. What happened with this QJ kid?

Last year SC finished tenth in Pac XII recruiting and that is completely unacceptable at SC. Is there any coach sitting on a seat hotter than Clay Helton ? No but he's going to go down swinging.
 

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Man I'm telling ya SC is getting some kind of serious in recruiting this year. In TX they got a commit from a 4* rb Brandon Campbell and a 5* receiver and one time TX committ Quaydarius (that really is his first name) Jackson. What happened with this QJ kid?

Last year SC finished tenth in Pac XII recruiting and that is completely unacceptable at SC. Is there any coach sitting on a seat hotter than Clay Helton ? No but he's going to go down swinging.
Looks like they busted out the money men...
 

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Man I'm telling ya SC is getting some kind of serious in recruiting this year. In TX they got a commit from a 4* rb Brandon Campbell and a 5* receiver and one time TX committ Quaydarius (that really is his first name) Jackson. What happened with this QJ kid?

Last year SC finished tenth in Pac XII recruiting and that is completely unacceptable at SC. Is there any coach sitting on a seat hotter than Clay Helton ? No but he's going to go down swinging.
Quaydarius Davis has some off field stuff going on apparently. He was once a SMU commit, then a Texas commit, and then thought to be a SMU lean once again. The word is Texas is actually no longer even recruiting him once he decommitted.
Does he stick with USC if Helton leaves? I'd be surprised.
 

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2 commits in the past week:

4 star DE out of Port Arthur, Jordon Thomas. Paired with J'tavion Sanders, the duo represents a very good DE class for 2021.
https://247sports.com/player/jordon-thomas-46080871/

3 star TE out of Atascosita, Landen King. He had some big time offers and strong pushes from teams like Georgia and Bama so this is probably a bigger get than it seems.
https://247sports.com/player/landen-king-46057581/
Herman has been pretty solid with his 3* gets and certainly an area to trust him right now.

Kerstetter, Cosmi, Boyce, Brewer, Ojomo, Mitchell, Wiley, Sweat, and I think Hullaby and Ford are going to be producers.
 

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DB Recruiting:

Texas has already landed the number 35 player in the nation in Athlete Billy Bowman who could potentially land in the defensive backfield (if not used on offense as a WR) but will otherwise look to land 3-4 more prep players to fill out their DB recruiting class.

The state of Texas doesn't have as much elite DB talent as it usually does but I feel good about Texas's chances to land a talented trio to go along with Billy Bowman. If they can do that, this class would have both a high floor and a high ceiling.

Ishmael Ibraheem is the top CB in the state. I really like where Texas stands with him at this point.
https://247sports.com/Player/Ishmael-Ibraheem-46059429/

JD Coffey is a top 200 player overall and the top safety in the state. Texas is the likely leader here as well.
https://247sports.com/Player/JD-Coffey-46050809/

Andrew Mukaba is now in the top 300 overall and happens to be the 2nd best Safety in the state. He plays at Austin LBJ and there's a good chance he plays college ball in Austin as well.
https://247sports.com/Player/Andrew-Mukuba-46085357/

Texas has been late to the party on Deuce Harmon but he has a strong relationship already with Jay Valai (based on Valai's recent work as a trainer in Dallas) and Texas has made a lot of progress since they offered. Harmon, Coffey and Ibraheem are all very tight and interested in playing together at the next level.
https://247sports.com/Player/Deuce-Harmon-46057334/
 

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How many are we taking in this class Bwilk?
Last year people were pointing to this class being a larger one but I just don't see how. With the addition of Barron to the 2020 class, I am pretty sure we have all 85 scholarships used up (see roster table https://insidetexas.com/football/football.php?pg=fb_roster). This link hasn't added Barron or Tarik Black so I actually think a walk on or two will not continue to be on scholarship so that we get down to the 85 mark.

We have 11 seniors set to graduate (12 including Tarik Black). Add in 3-4 Juniors who could maybe leave early (Cosmi, Ossai, Sterns?). That would leave us with around 15 scholarships available. You can expect 3-5 transfer/retirement types so maybe looking at 18-20 players in the class. This is in line with what I heard on the 4th and 5 podcast today stated by Darius Terrell (previous UT O-linemen).

That said, scholarship numbers always seem to be in constant flux and things work out somehow.
 

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Last year people were pointing to this class being a larger one but I just don't see how. With the addition of Barron to the 2020 class, I am pretty sure we have all 85 scholarships used up (see roster table https://insidetexas.com/football/football.php?pg=fb_roster). This link hasn't added Barron or Tarik Black so I actually think a walk on or two will not continue to be on scholarship so that we get down to the 85 mark.

We have 11 seniors set to graduate (12 including Tarik Black). Add in 3-4 Juniors who could maybe leave early (Cosmi, Ossai, Sterns?). That would leave us with around 15 scholarships available. You can expect 3-5 transfer/retirement types so maybe looking at 18-20 players in the class. This is in line with what I heard on the 4th and 5 podcast today stated by Darius Terrell (previous UT O-linemen).

That said, scholarship numbers always seem to be in constant flux and things work out somehow.
Thanks bwilk.
 

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Texas needs some momentum right now we have none and until we get some we are going feel like this class is falling apart. A great season will turn things around somewhat but it will have a bigger impact on the following year.

What we really need is to put a few people in the NFL as 1st round picks. That will shut a lot of people up. Hopefully, Ossai, Sterns, Coburn, Cosmi, and Ingram have great seasons and can do that. It would be validation that the system Herman has put together works. Honestly, of all those guys, I think Ossai has the best chance to be a really high 1st round pick with Cosmi being next and maybe Sterns sneaking into the end of the 1st round. That of course is a best case scenario. I of course tossed Ingram and and Coburn in there because I think they have a chance to both be huge impact players with big years.
 
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Expect two commits on June 15th, both from future members of the defensive backfield. It's a down year overall in state for DBs but landing the top ranked in state safety and the 2nd ranked CB is still a great haul.

Ishmael Ibraheem - #13 CB, #171 overall, 4 star
https://247sports.com/Player/Ishmael-Ibraheem-46059429/

JD Coffey, #7 safety, #173 overall, 4 star
https://247sports.com/Player/JD-Coffey-46050809/

5 star commit, Billy Bowman may end up as a member of defensive backfield but has flexibility to play WR as well. Otherwise, Texas will likely add 1-2 other DB commits this class (Andrew Mukuba a likely candidate).
 

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2021 Recruiting still has a ways to go but it seems that this class isn't going to knock anyones socks off. Heck, for a small class, 20 or so, it may crack the top 10 team rankings but I fear many fans will be lamenting what could have been. Texas has suffered some big losses in recruiting already with the likes of Landon Jackson, Donovan Jackson, Clayton Smith, Tunmise Adeleye and a whole hosts of WRs choosing to take their talents elsewhere. Texas had some huge commitments as well but these seem to have occurred ages ago. A few high profile recruitments still hang in the balance (Tommy Brockermeyer, Camar Wheaton) and landing these 5 stars would certainly help boost this class but even misses there shouldn't cause an overall meltdown.

Let's look at how Texas could like going into the 2021 season at each position to put this years recruiting class in perspective.

QB:
On campus: Casey Thompson, Hudson Card, JaQuinden Jackson
2021 Commits: Jalen Milroe
2022 Possibilities: Quinn Ewers
Texas has already restocked a QB room that plagued it for much of the 2010s. Jalen Milroe was a top target in 2021 and Texas got their man. Quinn Ewers is also high on Texas early in the 2022 class and could be a game changer down the road

RB:
On Campus:Keontay Ingram, Roschon Johnson, Jordon Whittington, Bijan Robinson
2021 Commits: Jonathon Brooks
2021 Possibilities: Camar Wheaton, LJ Johnson
2022 Possibilities: Jaydon Blue, Jadarian Price
This may be a position that looks less than stellar in 2021 unless Wheaton or Johnson jump on board which is not expected at this point. This is a position where I would recommend taking a deep breath in regards to 2021 recruiting. Remember, Texas has lots of talent on campus already including a 5 star RB who will be entering his sophomore season in 2021. Beyond that, Texas has very strong options in the 2022 class as Jaydon Blue and Jadarian Price promise to be top 10 backs

WR:
On campus: Brennan Eagles, Joshua Moore, Jake Smith, Marcus Washington, Alvonte Woodard, Kennedy Lewis, Kelvontay Dixon, Dajon Harrison, Troy Omiere
2021 Commits: Casey Cain
2021 Possibilities: Ketron Jackson, Jaden Alexis, JJ Henry
2022 Possibilities: Caleb Burton, Armani Winfield, Jordan Hudson
The 2021 WR class will be a disappointment based on all of it's misses so far. Multiple 4 star WRs in the state and Texas is unlikely to land any of them. While I like a commit like Casey Cain, he isn't the elite prospect of the guys available in our own backyard. If Billy Bowman ends up playing WR, that certainly changes the outlook of the position going forward if other guys don't step up.
You always want to stack talent at the WR position, especially in a league were trotting 4 WRs out regularly is commonplace. The plus, Texas has at least 3 seasons left of all the current WRs on the roster except Eagles so there is plenty of time to get new talent on campus in the 2022 class that has multiple WRs from Texas ranked in the top 100 overall.

TE:
On Campus:Malcolm Epps, Jared Wiley, Brayden Liebrock
2021 Commits: Juan Davis
2022 Possibilities:Donovan Green
TE is another position that looks to be underwhelming in the 2021 class. The coaches targeted Juan Davis early and I'll trust their eval of the athlete who has spent much of his HS career playing QB. I doubt if they look to add any other players at the position this year. Going into 2021 They will have an experienced trio in Epps (an athletic TE vs an unathletic WR), Wiley (who looks like an absolute beast) and the the flashy Brayden Liebrock - all of whom will be returning in 2022 as well. In 2022, I wouldn't be shocked to see Donovan Green, the current #1 TE in the country in the 2022 class, redshirting in preparation for taking over the TE role in 2023.

OL:
On Campus:Junior Angilau, Rafiti Ghirmia, Christian Jones, Reese Moore, Willie Tyler, Isaiah Hookfin, Tyler Johnson, Jaylon Garth, Andrej Karic, Jake Majors Logan Parr
2021 commits: Hayden Connor
2021 Possibilities: Tommy Brockermeyer, James Brockermeyer, Bryce Foster, Savion Byrd
2022 Possibilities: Kam Dewberry, Jaylen Early
This could have been a lineup of 5 5 stars commits but things have not turned out that way. That said, Texas is still fighting for some big time commits and could land a very solid class. This mostly centers around the Brockermeyer brothers the top OT and C in the country.

Either way, take heart Texas fans. the on campus players listed above will be Juniors at the oldest so Texas has plenty of beef in the OL pipeline.

DL:
On Campus:Daniel Carson, T'vondre Sweat, Keondre Coburn, Moro Ojomo, Peter Mpagi, Myron Warren, Alfred Collins, Vernon Broughton, Sawyer Gorham-Welch
2021 Commits:J'tavion Sanders, Jordan Thomas, Derrick Harris Jr,
2021 Possibilities:Shemar Turner, Jonathan Jones, Ike Iwunnah
2022 Possibilities:Ernest Cooper, Malik Sylla, Omari Abor, Bear Alexander

With 5 star J'tavion Sanders likely playing DE at the next level, Texas has a very solid haul there including Sander, Thomas and Harris. They may add a player like Shemar Turner as well. The DT haul will be underwhelming with low 3 star Ike Iwunnah the main possibility at this point. Again though, we see a lot of young talent with no players expected to graduate from the DL after the 2021 season.

LB:
On Campus:Juwan Mitchel, Demarvion Overshown, Joseph Ossai (maybe), Ayodele Adeoye, Tyler Owens, Byron Vaughns, David Gbenda, Marcus Tillman, Prince Dorbah, Jaylon Ford
2021 Commits: Morice Blackwell
2021 Possibilities: Terrance Cooks
2022 Possibilities:No studs identified

LB continues to be the biggest area of concern. After 2021, Mitchel, Overshown and Ossai will all be gone and we have yet to see how the underclassmen will perform. We need a few of those guys to step up and become big time players. Blackwell and Cooks have good skill sets for Big 12 LB play but aren't slam dunks either. Overall, the defensive scheme will likely deemphasize LB play and we will continue to see big safeties converting to LB as this seems to be a good approach to defending the spread., even NFL teams are catching on to this type of LB.

DB:
On Campus:Kobe Boyce, Anthony Cook, Jalen Green, D'shawn Jamison, Josh Thompson, Montrell Estelle, BJ Foster, Chris Adimora, Marques Caldwell, Kenyatta Watson, Kitan Crawford, Xavion Alford, Jerrin Thompson, Jahdae Barron
2021 Commits:None (Billy Bowman*)
2021 Possibilities:Ishmael Ibraheem, JD Coffey, Andrew Mukuba
2022 Possibilities: Denver Harris, Austin Jordan, Bobby Taylor, Jaylon Guilbeau, Chace Biddle, Cristian Driver, Brenen Thompson

Texas is set to lose a lot of talent at the DB position after the 2021 season with the first 7 names listed above set to use up their eligibility by seasons end. That means the younger players listed will be stepping into major roles. There is some solid talent already on campus that will have a chance to develop in starters this next season. The 2021 class is weak in state but Texas is in a good position to add the best that is available. That said, look for the major reload to occur in the 2022 class that has a much more typical wealth of in state DB talent.

Punter: we added another aussie punter in the 2021 class. I've already forgotten his name (as has Tom Herman) but these guys have worked out great so far.
 
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2021 Recruiting still has a ways to go but it seems that this class isn't going to knock anyones socks off. Heck, for a small class, 20 or so, it may crack the top 10 team rankings but I fear many fans will be lamenting what could have been. Texas has suffered some big losses in recruiting already with the likes of Landon Jackson, Donovan Jackson, Clayton Smith, Tunmise Adeleye and a whole hosts of WRs choosing to take their talents elsewhere. Texas had some huge commitments as well but these seem to have occurred ages ago. A few high profile recruitments still hang in the balance (Tommy Brockermeyer, Camar Wheaton) and landing these 5 stars would certainly help boost this class but even misses there shouldn't cause an overall meltdown.

Let's look at how Texas could like going into the 2021 season at each position to put this years recruiting class in perspective.

QB:
On campus: Casey Thompson, Hudson Card, JaQuinden Jackson
2021 Commits: Jalen Milroe
2022 Possibilities: Quinn Ewers
Texas has already restocked a QB room that plagued it for much of the 2010s. Jalen Milroe was a top target in 2021 and Texas got their man. Quinn Ewers is also high on Texas early in the 2022 class and could be a game changer down the road

RB:
On Campus:Keontay Ingram, Roschon Johnson, Jordon Whittington, Bijan Robinson
2021 Commits: Jonathon Brooks
2021 Possibilities: Camar Wheaton, LJ Johnson
2022 Possibilities: Jaydon Blue, Jadarian Price
This may be a position that looks less than stellar in 2021 unless Wheaton or Johnson jump on board which is not expected at this point. This is a position where I would recommend taking a deep breath in regards to 2021 recruiting. Remember, Texas has lots of talent on campus already including a 5 star RB who will be entering his sophomore season in 2021. Beyond that, Texas has very strong options in the 2022 class as Jaydon Blue and Jadarian Price promise to be top 10 backs

WR:
On campus: Brennan Eagles, Joshua Moore, Jake Smith, Marcus Washington, Alvonte Woodard, Kennedy Lewis, Kelvontay Dixon, Dajon Harrison, Troy Omiere
2021 Commits: Casey Cain
2021 Possibilities: Ketron Jackson, Jaden Alexis, JJ Henry
2022 Possibilities: Caleb Burton, Armani Winfield, Jordan Hudson
The 2021 WR class will be a disappointment based on all of it's misses so far. Multiple 4 star WRs in the state and Texas is unlikely to land any of them. While I like a commit like Casey Cain, he isn't the elite prospect of the guys available in our own backyard. If Billy Bowman ends up playing WR, that certainly changes the outlook of the position going forward if other guys don't step up.
You always want to stack talent at the WR position, especially in a league were trotting 4 WRs out regularly is commonplace. The plus, Texas has at least 3 seasons left of all the current WRs on the roster except Eagles so there is plenty of time to get new talent on campus in the 2022 class that has multiple WRs from Texas ranked in the top 100 overall.

TE:
On Campus:Malcolm Epps, Jared Wiley, Brayden Liebrock
2021 Commits: Juan Davis
2022 Possibilities:Donovan Green
TE is another position that looks to be underwhelming in the 2021 class. The coaches targeted Juan Davis early and I'll trust their eval of the athlete who has spent much of his HS career playing QB. I doubt if they look to add any other players at the position this year. Going into 2021 They will have an experienced trio in Epps (an athletic TE vs an unathletic WR), Wiley (who looks like an absolute beast) and the the flashy Brayden Liebrock - all of whom will be returning in 2022 as well. In 2022, I wouldn't be shocked to see Donovan Green, the current #1 TE in the country in the 2022 class, redshirting in preparation for taking over the TE role in 2023.

OL:
On Campus:Junior Angilau, Rafiti Ghirmia, Christian Jones, Reese Moore, Willie Tyler, Isaiah Hookfin, Tyler Johnson, Jaylon Garth, Andrej Karic, Jake Majors Logan Parr
2021 commits: Hayden Connor
2021 Possibilities: Tommy Brockermeyer, James Brockermeyer, Bryce Foster, Savion Byrd
2022 Possibilities: Kam Dewberry, Jaylen Early
This could have been a lineup of 5 5 stars commits but things have not turned out that way. That said, Texas is still fighting for some big time commits and could land a very solid class. This mostly centers around the Brockermeyer brothers the top OT and C in the country.

Either way, take heart Texas fans. the on campus players listed above will be Juniors at the oldest so Texas has plenty of beef in the OL pipeline.

DL:
On Campus:Daniel Carson, T'vondre Sweat, Keondre Coburn, Moro Ojomo, Peter Mpagi, Myron Warren, Alfred Collins, Vernon Broughton, Sawyer Gorham-Welch
2021 Commits:J'tavion Sanders, Jordan Thomas, Derrick Harris Jr,
2021 Possibilities:Shemar Turner, Jonathan Jones, Ike Iwunnah
2022 Possibilities:Ernest Cooper, Malik Sylla, Omari Abor, Bear Alexander

With 5 star J'tavion Sanders likely playing DE at the next level, Texas has a very solid haul there including Sander, Thomas and Harris. They may add a player like Shemar Turner as well. The DT haul will be underwhelming with low 3 star Ike Iwunnah the main possibility at this point. Again though, we see a lot of young talent with no players expected to graduate from the DL after the 2021 season.

LB:
On Campus:Juwan Mitchel, Demarvion Overshown, Joseph Ossai (maybe), Ayodele Adeoye, Tyler Owens, Byron Vaughns, David Gbenda, Marcus Tillman, Prince Dorbah, Jaylon Ford
2021 Commits: Morice Blackwell
2021 Possibilities: Terrance Cooks
2022 Possibilities:No studs identified

LB continues to be the biggest area of concern. After 2021, Mitchel, Overshown and Ossai will all be gone and we have yet to see how the underclassmen will perform. We need a few of those guys to step up and become big time players. Blackwell and Cooks have good skill sets for Big 12 LB play but aren't slam dunks either. Overall, the defensive scheme will likely deemphasize LB play and we will continue to see big safeties converting to LB as this seems to be a good approach to defending the spread., even NFL teams are catching on to this type of LB.

DB:
On Campus:Kobe Boyce, Anthony Cook, Jalen Green, D'shawn Jamison, Josh Thompson, Montrell Estelle, BJ Foster, Chris Adimora, Marques Caldwell, Kenyatta Watson, Kitan Crawford, Xavion Alford, Jerrin Thompson, Jahdae Barron
2021 Commits:None (Billy Bowman*)
2021 Possibilities:Ishmael Ibraheem, JD Coffey, Andrew Mukuba
2022 Possibilities: Denver Harris, Austin Jordan, Bobby Taylor, Jaylon Guilbeau, Chace Biddle, Cristian Driver, Brenen Thompson

Texas is set to lose a lot of talent at the DB position after the 2021 season with the first 7 names listed above set to use up their eligibility by seasons end. That means the younger players listed will be stepping into major roles. There is some solid talent already on campus that will have a chance to develop in starters this next season. The 2021 class is weak in state but Texas is in a good position to add the best that is available. That said, look for the major reload to occur in the 2022 class that has a much more typical wealth of in state DB talent.

Punter: we added another aussie punter in the 2021 class. I've already forgotten his name (as has Tom Herman) but these guys have worked out great so far.
Recruiting rankings do matter everyone knows that. But last year they said we weren't going to do very well but we had a strong finish and cracked the top 10. As you and I agreed there will be vast number of committs and decommitts and at a fast pace. I'm hoping we can take advantage of that and maybe we'll finish higher than last years 10th ranked class. We win the Big XII maybe some kids will change their minds and come to us. Mostly I hope our new coaches can develop these kids into great players not just on Saturday but Sunday as well. That's one reason why recruiting rankings matter. I know this sounds like a cliche but let's be honest the last 10 years our player development has sucked and that's on the coaches. Oh and as for 5* players I can't remember which Brockermyer is the 5* recruit but I'm positive both of those boys will come to TX. I mean their grandfather and their father played at TX they're not going anywhere else.
 
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Recruiting rankings do matter everyone knows that. But last year they said we weren't going to do very well but we had a strong finish and cracked the top 10. As you and I agreed there will be vast number of committs and decommitts and at a fast pace. I'm hoping we can take advantage of that and maybe we'll finish higher than last years 10th ranked class. We win the Big XII maybe some kids will change their minds and come to us. Mostly I hope our new coaches can develop these kids into great players not just on Saturday but Sunday as well. That's one reason why recruiting rankings matter. I know this sounds like a cliche but let's be honest the last 10 years our player development has sucked and that's on the coaches. Oh and as for 5* players I can't remember which Brockermyer is the 5* recruit but I'm positive both of those boys will come to TX. I mean their grandfather and their father played at TX they're not going anywhere else.
The Brockermeyer's have a brother currently on the team, Luke. Every advantage in terms of family ties. But they have been seriously looking around at national powers, Bama being the biggest threat. These guys have NFL bloodlines and that is the ultimate goal. Bama certainly has a better recent track record in that regard.
 

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The Brockermeyer's have a brother currently on the team, Luke. Every advantage in terms of family ties. But they have been seriously looking around at national powers, Bama being the biggest threat. These guys have NFL bloodlines and that is the ultimate goal. Bama certainly has a better recent track record in that regard.
Daddy was a first round pick.

Daddy knows more about being an offensive lineman than any coach on staff.
 

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Daddy was a first round pick.

Daddy knows more about being an offensive lineman than any coach on staff.
Another thought about the Brockermeyer family ties with TX. It's not just their father and grandfather but their Grandmommy and mommy were tri delta queens or whatever they can call. Now thats what I call real family ties. Forget about the fathers tri delta is far more important wink