The Texas Longhorns may be happy with only taking one running back in the 2019 recruiting class, as Katy standout Deondrick Glass committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in an emotional announcement at the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Monday in Houston.
After the Horns missed out on Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy stars Noah Cain and Trey Sanders on Early Signing Day back in December, there was a report that Texas would bring in Glass for an official visit prior to his decision.
But that official visit didn’t happen over the weekend, as the Longhorns hosted a handful of underclassmen instead. So Texas either declined to push for an official visit from Glass or the 5’11, 200-pounder opted not to take it.
Either way, the only running back with an offer from the Longhorns who remains uncommitted is Flowood (Ms.) Jackson Prep’s Jerrion Ealy, a standout at the 2019 Under Armour All-American game who was a longtime Ole Miss commit before recently re-opening his recruitment. Ealy just took an official visit to Clemson over the weekend and is widely expected to choose the Tigers.
So, there simply aren’t any legitimate targets on the radar at this time with Texas set to have six scholarship running backs on the roster next fall, a group that is expected to include the oft-injured Kirk Johnson and Kyle Porter, who redshirted during the 2018 season and remains a member of the program.
A graduate transfer running back target could emerge, as Tre Watson did last spring, but the sense right now is that head coach Tom Herman and position coach Stan Drayton are happy with the players on campus and 2019 signee Derrian Brown, an impressive talent in his own right.