Texas had its chance with some of the best of the best in the 2013 class. What would it look like had the Horns gotten everyone they wanted.
Texas' coaches, including Mack Brown, went on the offensive Wednesday to reassure recruits after the departure of offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to positive results.
When Thursday ended, Durham Smythe was a Longhorn. The Watch List tight end went through a whirlwind to make his decision.
Texas did not sign a tight end in the 2012 class and was in dire need of getting one in 2013. The Longhorns got their man with the commitment of Belton's Durham Smythe.
The tight end position has been a hot commodity for college coaches. And for the class of 2013, no tight end in Texas is better than Durham Smythe.
The emotions of a devastating loss to UCF in last season's Liberty Bowl, which cemented UGA's first losing season in 15 years and ushered off the team's seniors with a wimper, are still fresh for the Bulldogs, and they want to avoid a repeat.
Georgia is young in its receiving corps, but there still is a need for playmakers on the outside. Tight end is a need, too.
Wide receiver was a concern for Georgia after losing A.J. Green and Kris Durham to the NFL. But several young players, including some freshmen, have stepped forward.
Injuries have sidelined several Georgia receivers, but the players stepping in don't expect a drop-off.
Without a superstar receiver the likes of A.J. Green, Georgia is taking the committee approach. Two freshmen have found room on the committee.