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 recruiting in 2012 played out a lot like usual. Nearly every commit was in the bag by the end of the summer. Not much has changed since then. But now comes the furious flurry, the final push.
Texas has 14 commitments for the 2013 class. Here are a few targets to keep an eye on this football season.
Texas has had several highs and lows in the last 10 weeks of football recruiting
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.
ESPNU Watch List athlete Ricky Seals-Jones has committed to the Texas Longhorns. He is the Longhorns' sixth commitment of the 2013 class.
Numbers will dictate that Texas bring in a smaller 2013 class, so the Longhorns will focus on needs, one of which is tight end.
Texas will start molding its 2013 recruiting class during its first junior day in February. These prospects could receive early offers from the Longhorns.
HornsNation looks at Texas' recruiting needs as it prepare to start putting together its 2013 recruiting class.