Rivals ranks Texas’ 2018 WR class as 6th-best in college football

By virtually any measure, Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns recruited exceptionally well in 2018.

Nationally the Longhorns hauled in one of the very best units, ranking No. 4 in the final Rivals rankings, which is good enough to headline the Big 12, once again. Of course, that’s made possible by an abundance of incoming talent, and some of the best Austin-bound prospects can be found at wide receiver.

In face, the level of incoming talent gives Texas what Rivals analyst Woody Wommack ranked as the sixth-best 2018 wide receiver class and the best in the Big 12 after the Longhorns signed a trio of 4-star prospects in Brennan Eagles, Joshua Moore and Al’vonte Woodard.

“The Longhorns didn’t have to go far from home to find elite wide receivers, thanks to a stacked group of prospects in the Lone Star State,” Wommack said. “The group of signees is headlined by Eagles, who flirted with five-star status throughout the entire 2018 cycle. All three prospects the Longhorns signed are at least 6-foot-2, and they helped address a clear need to add more weapons in the passing game.”

According to Wommack, only Clemson, LSU, USC, Penn State and Miami hauled in a more prized crop of pass-catchers. However, Texas may top the group in terms of quality.

Per the 247Sports Composite, which compiles each major national recruiting service’s rankings into one single average, Texas stands as the only team in the nation with three incoming wide receivers ranked within the top 20 nationally: Eagles (No. 10), Moore (No. 19), Woodard (No. 20). Furthermore, each of the Longhorns incoming wide receivers ended their respective high school careers being honors as All-Americans, providing fresh life to a Texas wide receiver corps that loses a substantial chunk of its 2017 productivity.

What better what to replace talent that by adding the top incoming wide receiver class in the Big 12 and one of the very best in the nation?

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