The stars are aligning, figuratively and literally, for Texas to sign one of the most amazing recruiting classes in the history of college football. With 6-4, 305-pound Tray Allen (South Grand Prairie) announcing today he will attend Texas, the Horns already boast an astounding number of commitments from top state and nationwide prospects.
Allen, who according to Orangebloods.com grew up an Aggie fan, wasn't expected to make a decision so soon, but Texas continues to clean house in the early signing period. No other school boasts more than two early commitments, while Texas has received nearly twenty, including all six of the top offensive linemen they've been recruiting.
The most interesting thing about Allen's comments he made today during his announcement speech was how aggressively he said he intends to lobby other top recruits to come to Texas, including star defensive end Rhichetti Jones (Dallas-Lincoln). Allen's signing with Texas makes Jones' commitment more likely.
The class is getting to be so good, so early, that other coaches are sort of standing on the sidelines, waiting to see who Texas picks before scrambling to compete with one another for the leftovers. Mack was always good at recruiting, but with Texas' national title last year, he's evolving from great to a class by itself.