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**National Signing Day Thread**

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I watched it on KXAN Live and a lot of Texas shirts in the crowd, including the lady (I assume principal) who was running it.

Watching the above video posted by TFloss, it appears he can play some round ball too! 

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BREAKING DOWN TEXAS' 2020 RECRUITING CLASS: LONGHORNS' BEST SIGNEE, DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, AND OVERALL GRADE

 

National Signing Day isn’t over quite yet, but Texas is shaping up to finish with the best recruiting class in the Big 12 for the third-straight year. While Texas is still looking to add a couple of signees today, let’s go ahead and take a look at the Longhorns who could make an immediate impact:

Head of the class: Bijan Robinson, 5-Star RB

There’s a reason Robinson is ranked as the No. 1 running back in the country: The 6-0, 200-pound running back from Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Arizona) rushed for 2,235 yards, hauled in 314 receiving yards and put up 41 total touchdowns just in his senior year alone.

Not too far behind Robinson, though, is Hudson Card, the 4-star quarterback from Lake Travis. If it weren’t for the Longhorns landing the best running back in the country, Card would be the headliner.

Diamond in the rough: Jaylan Ford, 3-Star LB

The 6-3, 205-pound linebacker, who made the late decision to flip his commitment from Utah to Texas on the second day of the early signing period, is the No. 51 recruit in SportsDaysHS’ ranking for the 2020 class. Ford joins Highland Park’s 4-star Prince Dorbah as the two linebackers in Texas’ class.

Immediate impact player(s): Bijan Robinson

Again, what else is there to say about Bijan? The dude had 347 yards and six touchdowns in one game –– it only took him 16 carries, by the way. If the 41 total touchdowns during his senior year aren’t enough, look at his sophomore and junior years where he put found the endzone 29 and 36 times, respectively.

Robinson is entering a running back room with Keaontay Ingram and Jordan Whittington, but this is a type of talent that can get on the field immediately.

Biggest need met: Defensive line (...?)

Texas really needs to add a piece to the defensive line, and what better way to do it than 4-star defensive end Alfred Collins (Cedar Creek)?

Texas has added defensive tackles in 4-star Vernon Broughton and 3-star Sawyer Goram-Welch, but whiffing on Collins wouldn’t only mean missing out on a dominant defensive end, along with whiffing on the defensive end position as a whole.

Biggest need not addressed: Cornerback

The defensive end position could very well flip from biggest need met to biggest need not addressed, depending on the decision from 4-star defensive end Alfred Collins.

Aside from defensive end, Texas really needs some cornerbacks and outside receivers. The Longhorns are getting two good safeties in Jerrin Thompson (Lufkin HS) and Xavion Alford (Shadow Creek HS), but Kitan Crawford (John Tyler HS) is the only cornerback Texas landed. Granted, Crawford is a 4-star cornerback who ranks No. 9 at the position, but the Longhorns are going to need much more than one cornerback in the next class.

 

Class grade: A-

While this is technically the weakest recruiting class since 2017, that’s not saying much –– Texas has strung together three-straight classes that has not only topped the Big 12, but cracked the Top 3 nationally twice (2018, 2019) and is currently in the Top 10 (No. 9) this year. The Longhorns still have their eyes on 4-star defensive end Alfred Collins (Cedar Creek), though, which could bump this grade up to an A.

 

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-longhorns/2020/02/05/breaking-down-texas-2020-recruiting-class-the-longhorns-best-signee-a-dark-horse-overall-grade-and-more/

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4 hours ago, echeese said:

Loved nabbing Collins, huge get.  Bummed there were no real surprises.  I honestly expected to land 1-3 more guys.    Big class in 2021 so now it's time to get these young pups ready.

 

CTH has 2 years or he's gonzo

 

 

I agree. It was disappointing that there wasn't a new recruit after the initial signing day that committed. The fact that Missouri and Arizona signed recruits after Texas came calling is a little worrisome. 

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11 hours ago, Baron said:

I agree. It was disappointing that there wasn't a new recruit after the initial signing day that committed. The fact that Missouri and Arizona signed recruits after Texas came calling is a little worrisome. 

I don't think Texas ever offered Whitley, the Arizona signee. I think they just kicked the tires and said no thanks.

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11 hours ago, Baron said:

I agree. It was disappointing that there wasn't a new recruit after the initial signing day that committed. The fact that Missouri and Arizona signed recruits after Texas came calling is a little worrisome. 

 

Not sure how serious of prospects they were.   It was a small/smaller class but using average star rankings (granted from Rivals), TEXAS finished #9.  And frankly average star tells the "quality" question better than the "sum them all up" method which is a function of quantity.

 

Need to find at least 1 LB in the grad portal.  Know they are looking at another WR but our WR room is in decent shape.

 

 

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I want to start playing every week the way we play against Utah and Georgia....... and in spurts other times (see Tech Texas game 2nd half). Hopefully with the last class and now this class we’re on our way to seeing that. I don’t like 21-20 games. I like beatdowns. We will see soon. 

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7 minutes ago, TexCoyote said:

I want to start playing every week the way we play against Utah and Georgia....... and in spurts other times (see Tech Texas game 2nd half). Hopefully with the last class and now this class we’re on our way to seeing that. I don’t like 21-20 games. I like beatdowns. We will see soon. 

I'll still take 10-9 every game as long as we're on top, but yeah, 100-9 does sound better. 

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2 hours ago, echeese said:

 

Not sure how serious of prospects they were.   It was a small/smaller class but using average star rankings (granted from Rivals), TEXAS finished #9.  And frankly average star tells the "quality" question better than the "sum them all up" method which is a function of quantity.

 

Need to find at least 1 LB in the grad portal.  Know they are looking at another WR but our WR room is in decent shape.

 

 

Be good to get a proven WR. Right now we don't have a proven guy to 50+ catches. Talent is there, but nice to get a Sr. leader out of the portal. 

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22 minutes ago, wadster said:

Be good to get a proven WR. Right now we don't have a proven guy to 50+ catches. Talent is there, but nice to get a Sr. leader out of the portal. 

Agree, but a new play caller could get all our talented receivers involved more and not need a 50+ guy.  Harder to defend when all are go-to receivers. 

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