It's well known that Texas is a hot-bed for recruiting nationally. And it's no surprise that the Longhorns get their fair share of talent from the state. But following the national title year, Texas has proven again, that the Longhorns pretty much get first choice and everyone else gets the leftovers. To prove their point, Mack and Co. has either verbal commitments from or has Texas "High" on the selected schools list for 15 of the top 20 talents in Texas. 3 of the remaining 5 have Texas, and all other schools, listed at "Medium" interest. This also includes 5 verbals of the top 10 prospects.
Then there's Ryan Mallett. Although Rivals.com still lists his interest in Texas at High, it's unlikely that he will wind up in Austin. Texas already has one commitment from John Chiles, the 2nd overall prospect in Texas, and could land John Brantley tomorrow. It's shaping up to be another stellar class that Mack Brown is landing. We'll dive into player specifics once the season progresses.
In the fall, I'm going to try to get to as many games as possible where prospects play in the Dallas Area. If there is anyone in the Dallas Area that wants to join, just let me know and we can get schedules of the schools that already have commits and get a plan together.