Scout Premium Content

Filling The Class

Coppell DE Solomon Thomas

With only a few weeks left until National Signing Day, Texas coach Charlie Strong faces the task of filling out the Longhorns' class. How should he do it?

For the purpose of this story, let's assume that Texas has seven spots to give.* That would put the Longhorns at 95 slots heading into the spring, or 10 spots over the limit. The Longhorns were at 93 last season, and with general attrition, wound up with fewer than the 85-scholarship limit. * Obviously, this number would go up if Texas lost any more players from its current class, with some of...

HornsDigest.com Recommended Stories


  • Texas offensive coordinator Joe Wickline is engaged in a legal battle with his former employer - Oklahoma State - over whether Wickline breached his contract with OSU. Wickline filed a tortious…

  • Welcome to HD Only, HornsDigest’s most in-depth piece of content on Longhorns sports and recruiting news. We’ll release this every Wednesday night.

  • Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford wasn't happy after a 48-45 victory over Iowa State; he compares K-State QB Jake Waters to Russell Wilson; he wants DE Ced Reed to have fun; and he wants…

  • The Thursday night showdown between the Broncos and Chargers at Mile High Stadium (sponsorship withstanding) could see passing yardage a half mile long. Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers are at the top…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rob Warner recommends a handful of players who should ride the pine. It may be because of a bad matchup, lost playing time, a nagging injury or an overwhelming…