First there was #RevolUTion18, the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation.
Then #fUTure19 took center stage, a group that currently ranks No. 10 nationally with only 15 commits.
On Friday, the Texas Longhorns debuted the new hashtag for the 2020 class, as Director of Recruiting Bryan Carrington revealed a different direction for the upcoming cycle — #cloUT2020.
What is clout? Let’s allow Carrington to explain:
#cloUT2020— Bryan Carrington (@BCarringtonUT) August 25, 2018
Overall National Exposure = cloUT
Longhorn Network = cloUT
(All Games Televised)
#1 City In America = cloUT
Most Recognizable Brand In College Sports = cloUT
Worldwide Fanbase = cloUT
Elite Education = cloUT
Massive Alumni Network = cloUT
RT this if you have what it takes to become a member of #cloUT2020❗️— Bryan Carrington (@BCarringtonUT) August 26, 2018
Remember... Many are called to play D1 football, #FEW are chosen to be a Texas Longhorn!
Will you be #HandPicked? #ThisIsTexas #NoAttachments
As efforts in 2020 recruiting continue to ramp up, the leader of the class is the lone commit, Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card. Currently the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Card has a lot to prove this season — he primarily played wide receiver last season for the Cavaliers, as Ohio State freshman Matthew Baldwin keyed the offense from behind center.
The recruiting rankings tell the tale of his expectations, however — Card is expected to consistently show the plus tools that tantalized evaluators last season, as well as the athleticism that made him a go-to receiver for Baldwin.
The Horns continue to pursue another quarterback in the 2020 class with Roschon Johnson standing as the lone take in the current cycle. The depth chart is stacked at the moment, but if there’s a constant in the landscape of college football at this point in time, it’s churn at the quarterback position.
So offensive coordinator Tim Beck is still in hot pursuit of Fort Bend Marshall standout Malik Hornsby.
At the running back position, there are a number of offers out at the current time, with Galena Park North Shore star Zach Evans the key target. And the Longhorns are in an extremely favorable position to eventually land the nation’s top running back in the 2020 class.
There’s positive news at wide receiver, too — Houston North Forest standout Demond Demas is the nation’s No. 3 player at his position and is also high on Texas in the early going. The commitment of his teammate, 2019 offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd, is benefitting the Longhorns, as well as the program’s strong relationship with their trainer, who is popularly known as the Footwork King.
A teammate of 2019 linebacker commit De’Gabriel Floyd, Seth Figgins, is a top target at tight end who was recently on campus.
Along the offensive line, the news isn’t quite as positive in the early going, as two targets committed to Texas A&M this summer. However, Johnson’s teammate Jaylen Garth has been on campus frequently and could join his signal caller in Austin. The key recruit at the position is probably League City Clear Creek’s Chad Lindberg, a top-10 offensive tackle in the country.
On defense, the picture isn’t quite as clear, as the staff hasn’t been as proactive extending offers on that side of the ball, instead opting to take more time with evaluations.
The secondary has the most clarity, with Texas in pursuit of another highly-rated California product in Mater Dei cornerback Elias Ricks, as well as a host of in-state targets in a strong group — Dwight McGlothern and Jaylon Jones at cornerback and Chris Thompson Jr. and Darius Snow at safety.
For each of the 49 prospects in the 2020 recruiting class who currently hold an offer from the Longhorns, the call is officially out — who has the clout to become one of the handpicked few to wear the burnt orange and white?
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