Texas Football Recruiting: Longhorns' Future Bleak After Losing Top Prospect

Alex KayCorrespondent IJanuary 8, 2012

The Texas Longhorns have an uphill battle to fight to find an elite wide receiver for their No. 2 ranked 2012 recruiting class.

They had a commitment from Thomas Johnson, the No. 1 WR in the state, but it’s been reported that he’s no longer interested in playing for Mack Brown and the Longhorns.

Johnson is now considering in-state rival TCU as well as Pac-12 powerhouses Oregon and Cal.

The young man is a product of Skyline High School in Dallas and ranked No. 6 on the American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55, a prestigious list of the top players in the state.

Texas is going to have to find some more wide outs to add to their recruiting class after being left with just Cayleb Jones and Marcus Johnson, two local products with promise but not as much prestige as Thomas Johnson.

Getting a pledge from Dorial Green-Beckham is one way to fill the void Johnson has left and continue building towards a promising future.

The No. 1 ranked WR and No. 2 overall prospect in the entire nation is still considering UT as one of his choices.

The 6’6”, 220-pound young stud will immediately make an impact and give the Longhorns fans something to look forward to.

They would instantly become National Championship contenders once he's on the field and pushes their recruiting class from good to legendary.

However, Green-Beckham has made it clear that he has no preference yet and will narrow his choices down to three or five when he is back home in Springfield, Missouri.

If Texas is not one of his top options, they may have to start panicking and attempting to go with some second—or third—options to fill the void that Johnson has left with his departure from the program.