Longhorn Football Recruiting – Missing Out on a Talented Defensive Back Class

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By all accounts, the 2014 recruiting class in the state of Texas could be called "the year of the defensive back". Six of the top 10 in the composite rankings and 12 of the top 30 in the state are defensive backs.

Today, it seems like every NFL team as at least one former Longhorn on their roster. Furthermore, many of these notable players are defensive backs. The University of Texas is quickly making a name for itself as "DBU" (Defensive Back University), however, defensive back coach Duane Akina has failed to capitalize on the reputation. Jermaine Roberts, a cornerback from Louisiana is the only defensive back commit.

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