Despite Texas’ 3-4 record this year, recruiting has still been stellar for the Longhorns 2018 class. The Longhorns have the second ranked recruiting class in the country, and as recently as October 14th added a blue chip cornerback prospect in D’Shawn Jamison. Everything has been hitting on all cylinders for Tom Herman and company, but the reality of recruiting is that not even the blue bloods can make it through a recruiting cycle without some losses along the way. On Monday, Dominick Wood-Anderson, the nation’s top JUCO tight end decommitted from the Longhorns.
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With the loss of Wood-Anderson, Texas now has 18 commits for their 2018 class. The Longhorns still have the best class in the Big 12, and the second ranked class nationally. The Longhorns still have Malcolm Epps committed at the tight end position, but Epps will need some time to develop at the college level.
Tom Herman has said in the past that he wants to emphasis the tight end more in his offense moving forward. This means Texas will likely be looking to add another tight end in this class. Texas will focus their efforts on Luke Ford out of Carterville, IL, while scanning the country for under the radar names. Don’t be surprised to see Texas continue to push for recent Michigan commit Mustapha Muhammad as well.
Wood-Anderson was heavily linked to Alabama in his recruiting process before picking the Longhorns over the summer. In addition to the Crimson Tide being in the picture, Wood-Anderson has 20+ offers including schools such as Oklahoma, Louisville, LSU, TCU, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Auburn.