The horns currently have the country’s No. 3 recruiting class
As appalled as fans may have been about the performance of the Texas offensive and defensive lines in the 40-21 loss to Arkansas, the Longhorns actually won a battle in the trenches last week.
On September 9, Texas received an engagement from Judge Finkley, a four-star defensive lineman from Alabama. Finkley also had Alabama and Colorado as finalists.
Finkley becomes the 21st member of the 2022 class from Texas. The last four engagements have all been defensive linemen. All four – Finkley, Aaron Bryant, Jaray Bledsoe and J’mond Tapp – have announced their engagements since August 26.
The 21 prospects signed up after Steve Sarkisian was hired in January. According to composite ratings from 247Sports, this accumulation of talent comes on top of the country’s third class.
It should be noted that Finkley is UT’s most recent signing, and he signed up two days before the Arkansas game.
It was the first loss for Texas under Sarkisian. Will such a loss affect the recruitment of UT? At this point in his tenure, is Sarkissian selling the culture of the program or a record of wins and losses?
Last month, Sarkisian was asked if he needs to win big in his debut season to win big on the scouting track.
âWe have a great product here at the University of Texas. We have a world class education in a booming city. We have a great and rich history and tradition on the football field. My opinion, we have it. best coaching team in America.
âBut part of that product is what we put on the pitch. And I think showing that in light of where a rookie can see themselves and what it would look like with them playing in our offense, our defense and / or our special teams, and how we would fit into that role, I think that’s helpful. Ultimately, success is great because everyone somehow wants to join a winner, be a part of something. and build something special. But I don’t think that’s the end of it all- I think it’s part of that product we’re talking about here in Texas.
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âI think our staff do a really good job of balancing whatever we really need to sell here. We’re lucky not all schools have everything we’ve got. We just need to make sure we’re highlight and sell the things that are important to each individual recruit. It’s not just one size fits all. Everyone has things that are important to them. This is when we start to dive in a bit more in those things, whether it’s position specific, whether it’s college, life after football, whatever, to make sure they can see themselves put the orange burned and be a Longhorn for life. That’s the goal. “
In 2017, Texas went 7-6 in Tom Herman’s first season. The following February, he signed the country’s n Â° 3 class. Charlie Strong took the # 10 class in the spring after his 6-7 debut in 2014.
Welcome to Texas: UT’s volleyball program got busy this month. Five of his seven wins this season came in September, and two of them came from ranked teams from Minnesota and Stanford. The top-ranked and undefeated Longhorns will play at Texas A&M on Friday night.
Jerritt Elliott’s program also had some out-of-state recruiting wins this month.
Devin Kahahawai, a senior and away forward from Hawaii, signed up for Texas this week. It happened after Elliott received promises from Missouri passer Ella Swindle and Kentucky central blocker Nya Bunton. Swindle and Bunton are both class 2023 recruits.
In May, VolleyballMag.com had Kahahawai, Swindle and Bunton on its list of “underclassmen to watch”.
Around the Big 12: Baylor lost a football engagement from Alabama product Zach Pyron earlier this month. Pyron is a three-star rookie who is considered the No. 33 quarterback prospect in the country. Since his disengagement, he has received offers from Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. â¦ Haslet Eaton linebacker Ben Roberts joined the Texas Tech class on Monday.