To whom much is given, much is expected, says one Texas fan. And it's hard to argue that point as Texas aims to get back into college football's top echelon on the field.
Underclassman Desmond Jackson has set the mark in toughening up Texas' defensive line, which is finally showing signs of the strength necessary to survive in the Big 12.
The Texas Longhorns debut with the No. 4-ranked recruiting class despite losing Ricky Seals-Jones. They are also adding some heighth to the roster.
With spring evaluations about to begin, Bruce Chambers gave an exclusive interview to HornsNation to discuss Texas Longhorns recruiting.
Even Nostradamus can't predict just how high school players will develop, but Texas has collected former ESPN 150 members and most have developed into contributors
Ranking recruits is great for identifying talent, but while fans can go crazy for them, they are only the beginning of what can be a good college athlete.
Despite a top class and 19 commitments, Texas is still pursuing some of the nation's top talent.
While the outcome of the Red River Rivalry might not matter to most recruits, it does have advantages for coaches.
Putting their egos, and playing time aside, Texas' senior players are helping freshmen and the team's chemistry.
Inside some of the stats to explain Texas' success this season.
Prospect a Day: Kennedy Estelle
Defensive tackle Malcom Brown brings hard work and atleticism to Longhorns' class.
Prospect a Day No. 4: Connor Brewer