Early Signing Day was a success in the eyes of most Texas Longhorns fans.
Texas landed 16 – and as of this morning, 17 – players so far in their 2020 recruiting class, with days of Early Signing Day and the February signing period still remaining. Eight of the players will arrive early on campus in the spring. One of the players is one of the nation’s most elite running backs, and, at least in theory, he should be considered a godsend for the Longhorns’ rushing game next season. But still, there are targets that still remain for Texas.
There are also questions that remain unanswered, such as who will be our offensive coordinator?
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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- It wasn’t always pretty, but a win is a win. The Texas women’s basketball (6-4) team beat out the Ohio Bobcats last night, 73-60. Three players for the Longhorns – Joyner Holmes, Charli Collier and Celeste Taylor – managed to score in the double digits, and two of whom – Holmes and Collier – went home with their eight and seventh double-double, respectively.
- Two members of the Texas volleyball team were honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday: senior Micaya White, who earned first-team All-American honors, and sophomore Logan Eggleston, who earned second-team honors. It’s the fourth consecutive season White has been recognized for the honor, making her the fourth Longhorn to earn a place on the top-three AVCA All-America teams four times. For Eggleston, it’s the second year she’s received recognition for the honor, after being named to the All-America honorable mention squad last year as a freshman.
- Remember when we said there were 17, and not 16, early signees among the Longhorns’ Early Signing Day class? Well, meet Jaylan Ford, an outside linebacker from Lone Star High School in Frisco. Ford originally intended to attend Utah, the program the Longhorns are set to play against in the Valero Alamo Bowl on New Year’s Eve. However, it seems as though head coach Tom Herman and the double-bird-flipping gang managed to flip the athlete’s commitment. The three-star prospect announced he was signing with Texas today.
- In January last year, Derrian Brown, a former four-star running back signee during the 2019 cycle, suffered a stroke. It was a tragic bout of luck for the young athlete. However, good news may be on the horizon. It seems Brown is on the mend. According to a report in 247Sports, he’s on his way to making a miraculous recovery. “Derrian is getting better,” Herman told reporters yesterday. “He was cleared for physical activity so he’s actually doing some modified workouts right now. He’s still going to speech therapy a couple times a week, but he doing really well in all of his classes.” As for the timetable on when Brown may return to the gridiron, it remains unclear. It’s the first update on Brown’s condition since July.