When the Texas Longhorns landed a string of big commitments on National Signing Day, Head Coach Charlie Strong set up his team for a bright future.
In an appearance on the Longhorn Network, Strong talks about his approach to the recruiting process and what he told prospects over the last several months.
"I told our recruits at the time, I said, listen, I don't need a commitment right now," Strong said. "I just want you to know that you're going to come to the University of Texas. If you tell me that, then I'm fine with it. I don't need you to commit. There was so much negativity out there and I didn't want them to have to hear it over and over again. Once you make that commitment then you know exactly who to attack. I didn't' want that problem."
Strong also pointed out that 380 prospects decommitted in the weeks leading up to National Signing Day. He likened a commitment to a reservation: "you can always cancel it."
The Longhorns had 10 true freshmen start a game last season, the most in school history, which Strong was able to tell prospective recruits.
Later on, Strong breaks down the signees and how they can impact the 'Horns going forward. Watch the full segment above.