Monday’s news, on its own, wasn’t good. Demetrius Knox, the Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal offensive guard who was the highest-rated recruit so far for Texas’ 2014 signing class, de-committed from the Longhorns.
De-commitments are rarely a good thing. For the Longhorns, it will appear as though Mack Brown’s recruiting grip on the Lone Star State, once at full-on kung fu strength, is further loosening. But when you look at Knox’s de-commitment on a deeper level, and analyze the situation for what it is, it’s far from the worst thing that Knox is no longer a part of the Texas class.
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TEXAS’ OFFENSIVE LINE
What should Texas’ offensive line look like for the 2014 season?
Tackles — Josh Cochran (Sr.), Desmond Harrison (Sr.), Kennedy Estelle (Jr.), Garrett Greenlea (Jr.), Camrhon Hughes (So.), Kent Perkins (Fr.-RS)
Guards — Sedrick Flowers (Jr.), Taylor Doyle (Jr.), Marcus Hutchins (Jr.), Curtis Riser (So.), Darius James (So.), Rami Hammad (Fr.-RS)
Centers — Dominic Espinosa (Sr.), Jake Raulerson (Fr.-RS), Terrell Cuney (Fr.-HS)
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