After signing 19 prospects during the Early Signing Period, Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns enjoyed a successful National Signing Day, as well.
On Feb. 7, eight more recruits put pen to paper and faxed their National Letter of Intent to Austin, officially joining Herman’s first full recruiting class at Texas, which ranked No. 3 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12 with 27 total signatures.
On Friday, Herman joined Alex Loeb on Longhorn Network to discuss his thoughts on the Early Signing Period and a trio of key additions in 4-star wide receiver Joshua Moore, 4-star running back Keaontay Ingram and 3-star offensive tackle Christian Jones.
Moore, the top-ranked offensive talent in Texas’ 2018 class, comes to Austin with a versatile skill set after having played receiver, cornerback, running back, returned kicks and punts, and even saw brief stints at quarterback while at Yoakum (Texas).
Herman detailed Moore’s fit as a Longhorn.
“Right now, as it stands today, he would probably start his career at H receiver/slot receiver, but he’s so versatile,” Herman said. “He can play outside receiver, he can play corner, he’s definitely a great returner.”
Much like Moore, Ingram was a highly-coveted prospect throughout the 2018 cycle. Of course, Texas earned his signature after fending off a late push, and in doing so, adds the top-ranked running back in Texas. Herman hopes to infuse Ingram into the offense as soon as possible.
“Hopefully a ton,” Herman said the how much of an immediate impact Ingram can have, adding that Ingram is like a blend of current Texas running backs, Toneil Carter and Daniel Ingram.
Lastly, Herman weighed in on Jones, a 3-star offensive tackle who has played organized football for only two years and just one of those was as an offensive lineman.
“You look at a guy like [Jones] that’s 6-foot-6, 294 like him and can bend and run and that kid, the sky is the limit for him and we’re really excited about it.”
Herman’s full interview with Longhorn Network can be seen below.
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