It’s been a very good couple of weeks for Tom Herman an Texas on the recruiting trail. The Longhorns have landed receiver Al’vonte Woodard, cornerback Jalen Green, and now, one of the best receivers in the country: Brennan Eagles. It’s really hard to exaggerate how much Tom Herman and receivers coach Drew Mehringer wanted Brennan in Austin for the next three to four years. They’ve been recruiting him harder than any other team in the country since Herman arrived at Texas, and that hard work, as well as a number of visits finally paid off today as Eagles committed to the Longhorns just minutes ago.
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Eagles is the 14th commitment in Texas’ 2018 recruiting class, and the third receiver, along with Rondale Moore and Al’vonte Woodard. He fits in this class perfectly, and compliments the other two receivers extremely well because of his skill set. As a bigger receiver, Eagles will serve as a deep threat and general down field receiver, while Woodard beats defenders with underneath routes, and Moore runs quick hitters out of the slot. In the future, Texas could have one of the best receiving votes in the country because of the core they built in this recruiting class.
Eagles picked Texas over pretty much every team in America. Oklahoma, TCU, Florida State, USC, Alabama and Ohio State were the main competition for Eagles, but honestly, the prevailing thought in recruiting circles was that Eagles would ultimately land in Austin. He’s been on campus a ton in his recruitment, and despite a brief moment of possible Ohio State rumors, there was never much doubt about where Eagles would land. Drew Mehringer has become a bit of an ace recruiter in his short amount of time with Texas, and can be thanked for delivering a number of recruits into the class as of late.
On the field, Eagles is a lanky, extremely athletic vertical threat, with the potential to be a future top ten NFL pick. He plays against, and dominates very good high school teams with his athleticism, and is ranked so high by every major recruiting service for his rare pairing of athleticism and refined skill. His route running will need some development, but he doesn’t really need to be a technician to excel with his play style. Eagles is one of the most college ready receivers in the country, and will absolutely contribute as a Longhorn in his first year on campus. His ceiling comparison is AJ Green.