Before the next coach who tries to fill Mack Brown’s Texas-sized shoes even starts working on the X’s and O’s of getting the program back to a championship level, he’ll have to dive into recruiting one of the country’s most combative states.
That includes shoring up Texas’ crop of committed players, several of whom were shaken by Brown’s resignation and the impending coaching change.
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Texas has 32 commitments in hand — 22 for 2014, nine for 2015 and one for 2016.
2014 (22 pledges)
QB (1): Jerrod Heard, Denton Guyer
RB (2): Donald Catalon, Aldine Eisenhower; D’Onta Foreman, Texas City
C (1): Terrell Cuney, Jasper
WR (6): Armanti Foreman, Texas City; Lorenzo Joe, Abilene Cooper; Roderick Bernard, Houston Sharpstown; Emanuel Porter, Dallas Lincoln; Dorian Leonard, Longview; Garrett Gray, Marble Falls
DE (3): Derick Roberson, San Antonio Brennan; Sione Teuhema, Keller; Jake McMillon, Abilene
DT (2): Zaycoven Henderson, Longview; Courtney Garnett, New Orleans St. Augustine
ILB (1): Andrew Beck, Tampa (Fla.) Plant
OLB (2): Otaro Alaka, Houston Cypress Falls; Cameron Hampton, Dallas Carter
CB (1): Jermaine Roberts, New Orleans St. Augustine
S (2): John Bonney, Houston Lamar; Jason Hall, South Grand Prairie
ATH (1): Kevin Shorter, Newton
2015 (9 pledges)
RB (1): Jordan Stevenson, South Oak Cliff
OT (2): Maea Teuhema, Keller; Connor Lanfear, Hays
OG (2): Patrick Vahe, Euless Trinity; Aaron Garza, Sherman
DT (1): Bryce English, DeSoto
CB (1): Jalen Campbell, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff
S (1): Johnny Shaw, West Orange-Stark
ATH (1): Keke Coutee, Lufkin
2016 (1 pledge)
WR (1): Reggie Hemphill, Manvel