01 Feb



Herman targets character, championship potential in first UT recruiting class

New University of Texas football head coach Tom Herman met the media Wednesday to discuss the 18 players who signed national letters-of-intent in Herman's first recruiting class at UT (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas usually is at the front of the line when it comes to class ranking for recruiting, but over the past five years that prowess in February has provided mixed results on the field once the lights come on for real in August or September.

So when new Longhorns’ coach Tom Herman finished assembling his staff in the middle of January, he gave his coaches a mandate: find us players that will fit in, will fill a specific need and that are above reproach in character, while persuading the best talent available to believe in the process Herman is pushing.

That push produced an 18-player class signed


The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .