Where do Texas schools stand for 2019 recruiting?
The 2018 classes are officially in the barn, but coaches are already hard at work getting a jump start on 2019. With 10 months before the early signing period begins next December, six programs already have players committed for next year. Here’s how the state stacks up:
1. Texas A&M: The Aggies already have six commits, including five-star safety Brian Williams. Jimbo Fisher has his quarterback, too, in Grant Gunnell from St. Pius X in Houston. Four of the top 31 players in Texas for 2019 have already committed to come to College Station, and all four are in the national top 250. The Aggies class ranks fourth nationally and second in the SEC, behind only Georgia and four spots ahead of Alabama.
2. TCU: The Horned Frogs have added three commits in the last two weeks for 2019, giving them four in the class. Cornerback William Jones from Mansfield Summit, ATH Dee Winters from Burton and OLB Wyatt Harris from Aledo give the Frogs three early commits among the top 100 players in Texas. 247Sports ranks TCU’s class 16th nationally.
3. Texas Tech: Kliff Kingsbury already has commits from two of the top 150 players in Texas, giving them the nation’s No. 33 class. Defensive end Steven Parker from South Oak Cliff and Whitehouse receiver Cameron Cantrell, the younger brother of ex-Tech WR Dylan Cantrell, are officially in the fold with the Red Raiders.
4. Baylor: Matt Rhule’s class is right alongside Texas Tech gunning for the No. 5 class in the Big 12, behind Oklahoma, TCU, Iowa State and West Virginia. Cedar Ridge WR Jaylen Ellis and Temple defensive end T.J. Franklin give the Bears a pair of three-star prospects that rank among the top 125 players in Texas.
5. Texas: The Longhorns haven’t heated up for 2019 yet and have just one commit so far. He’s a good one, though. Roschon Johnson, Next Level Athlete’s top overall QB in the 2019 class, committed to Tom Herman and the Longhorns back in July.
6. Houston: Running back Rayshawn James from Westfield–also known as Ed Oliver’s alma mater–is coming to Houston next year. The 5-foot-8,. 162-pounder is the No. 117 overall prospect in Texas and gives Houston the No. 2 class in the AAC.