Recruiting is the backbone of college football, and no program can circumvent the challenge of selling itself to high school athletes across the country without the subsequent struggles.
The Texas Longhorns have been at the top of the recruiting scene in recent years, but have slipped considerably during their rebuilding seasons.
Nevertheless, as the gold standard in the eyes of many in the Lone Star State, the Horns are consistently able to secure the state's top recruits on a yearly basis.
Texas' class of 2013 is no different as the group figures to embrace a quality-over-quantity philosophy.
Here are the five most important commits for the Horns' upcoming recruiting class.