- SXSW 2014
The Texas Longhorns are making waves in their 2014 recruiting class, pushing their numbers up to 19 pledges after three more commitments this past weekend.
But while much of head coach Mack Brown’s focus has been on solidifying his 2014 group, his efforts into the 2015 class is beginning to take shape.
The 2014 class is forming nicely—with some six months until signing day—and the Longhorns have put some heavy emphasis on tackling their 2015 group. And just last week, Texas extended a handful of scholarship offers, and hopefully more good news is on the way.
Let’s take a quick glance at the current 2015 make-up for the Longhorns.
Commits: OL Aaron Garza, DT Bryce English, DB Jalen Campbell, OL Maea Teuhema, ATH Keke Coutee, OL Connor Lanfear, DB Johnny Shaw
After the recent pledges from Shaw, Lanfear and Coutee, the Longhorns’ 2015 class currently holds seven pledges. And with a big junior class—a 2011 crew headlined by David Ash, Malcolm Brown and Quandre Diggs—that will be all but gone by the time the 2015 class enrolls, the Longhorns could find themselves securing a sizeable haul when it is all said and done.
In the past 10 days, Texas has offered scholarships to a number of prospects.
At quarterback, West Mesquite’s Chason Virgil, Stephenville’s Jarrett Stidham, Allen’s Kyler Murray and St. Bonaventure’s (CA) Ricky Town all picked up offers. These four join Fort Bend Marshall’s J.W. Ketchum as the quarterbacks whom have picked up big interest from the ‘Horns.
Lanfear and Shaw were offered after participating in Texas’ mini-camp and soon after gave their verbal commitments to the Longhorns. Shaw, who was once a TCU commit, switched his pledge to Texas. Coutee—who was offered back in early May—ended his recruiting process last week as well, by choosing Texas over Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
At defensive back, Gilmer’s Kris Boyd and South Grand Prairie’s Jason Hall received their offers recently and could join a 2015 DB class that already looks bright with pledges from Shaw and Jalen Campbell out of Corpus Christi.
Wrapping up the throng of recent offers are running backs Rodney Anderson from Katy and Jay Bradford from Splendora, in addition to offensive lineman Trevor Elbert out of Rockwall-Heath.
Texas has been on a tear on the recruiting front in its 2014 load, but it has certainly solidified its position with a number of the state’s top recruits in 2015. With Coach Brown trying to get his foot in the door earlier in the recruiting process, he can only hope that the dividends will pay off at the end of the day.