Despite a disappointing season and an almost complete staff turnover, Mack Brown has managed to hang on to almost all of the players that he and his previous staff had recruited in the spring, summer and early fall. They have been unable to finish off the class, missing out on five-star offensive lineman Christian Westerman and sitting in an unusual position with four open spots one day before Signing Day, but they are apparently back in on Jermauria Rosco of Evangel Christian in Shreveport - a school with previous UT ties. Rosco is expected to announce his intentions tomorrow, with LSU thought to be in a strong position.â†µ
Even with the volatility, Texas currently sits second on both Rivals.com and Scout.com class rankings. Among regional teams, Oklahoma is currently No. 12 on both lists. TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State each rank in the top 25 of at least one ranking. Texas A&M has slipped to the 30s despite a strong finish to their season and a solid recruiting class in 2010. Baylor and SMU sit in the 40s.â†µ
The Longhorns have 22 committed players, including elite back Malcolm Brown of Cibolo and four players who have already signed their letters of intent after graduating early - David Ash, Quandre Diggs, M.J. McFarland and Chet Moss. Diggs, McFarland and Moss are among the 15 four-star players in their class, according to Rivals.â†µ
Burnt Orange Nation is currently highlighting the Texas recruits, including four-star receiver Jaxon Shipley, Jordan's little (but bigger) brother.