Among the reasons Texas has been able to consistently pull in top-10 recruiting classes year after year after year is its ability to bring in the best players in its home state. This year is no different.
What do Vince Young, Colt McCoy, Cedric Benson, Jordan Shipley, Derrick Johnson and Brian Orakpo all have in common other than being Longhorn legends? They were all in-state recruits, as are a majority of Texas' recruits.
This is not to say that only the greats come from right here in Texas, but being able to bring in the best this state has to offer has been a trademark of this program for many years. In fact, 24 of the 28 newcomers from this year's No. 3 recruiting class came from the Lone Star State.
Following is a list of 10 in-state players that the Longhorns must reel in from next year's recruiting class.