Her­man’s pitch res­onat­ing with top-rated re­cruits

New coach em­pha­siz­ing pro­gram’s peo­ple to lure tal­ented 2018 class.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Brian Davis bdavis@states­man.com Re­cruit­ing MORE LONGHORNS SPORTS

If Tom Her­man knew why his re­cruit­ing sales pitch was so ef­fec­tive, “I’d bot­tle it up and sell it and work a lot less hours,” he said Wed­nes­day.

Her­man still hasn’t coached a game with the Longhorns. He pre­sides over a pro­gram that’s gone through three straight los­ing sea­sons. But just as he did at Hous­ton, Her­man is con­vinc­ing re­cruits UT has a bright fu­ture.

There’s no other way to ex­plain this scorch­ing hot streak the Longhorns are en­joy­ing on the re­cruit­ing trail. This month alone, Texas has se­cured com­mit­ments from the state’s 13th-best de­fen­sive tackle, the na­tion’s No. 1-ranked ju­nior col­lege tight end and an­other four-star tight end from Hous­ton.

Re­cruit­ing rank­ings can be iffy, but the fact is Texas cur­rently has the na­tion’s No. 2-ranked re­cruit­ing » »


With a flurry of re­cent com­mit­ments, Texas coach Tom Her­man has put to­gether the na­tion's sec­ond-best re­cruit­ing class de­spite the pro­gram's three straight los­ing sea­sons.

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