Texas Football Recruiting: Longhorns' National Signing Day Wishlist
National Signing Day is a big day for both player and program.
The high school recruits get to take their first steps to becoming collegiate athletes, and programs across the country welcome the newest members to their institutions.
The Texas Longhorns have assembled a class of 13 players, much smaller than in recent seasons, but in a search for quality over quantity, the Horns are still seeking a couple more difference-makers.
With only weeks until NSD, time is running out if the Texas staff wants to get new names on the radar and secure new pledges for its 2013 class.
Here is the Longhorns' NSD wishlist.
DT Andrew Billings
With Brandon Moore's decision to enter the NFL Draft just a year after transferring to Texas from the JUCO ranks, the Longhorns' options are thinner than originally anticipated.
Andrew Billings is one of the few uncommitted defensive players in the Lone Star State, and the Horns have done well to maintain high hopes of landing the 300-pound defensive tackle.
When paired with consensus five-star commit A'Shawn Robinson, the Longhorns would have put together a formidable defensive tackle class.
Baylor appears to be the biggest player alongside Texas to secure Billings' signature, and if the Horns can pry him away from Waco, it will have shored up some of its holes on the interior defensive line.
OG Rami Hammad
The offensive line is filled with unproven potential, and with the way the Longhorns have missed on their linemen, any whiffs this late in the recruiting season could prove costly down the road.
Rami Hammad has fallen onto the Texas radar in recent weeks, and the Longhorns have to feel good about their chances with only a few weeks before NSD.
Hammad's 6-foot-5, 320-pound frame is exactly the kind of body the Horns have craved since the early 2000s. And as a highly-coveted guard, Hammad has attracted all kinds of attention late in the game.
Hammad is set to announce his decision on Wednesday.
RB Dontre Wilson
The Lone Star State has produced a number of running backs who have looked out of state for their collegiate careers.
LaMichael James and Jacquizz Rodgers come to mind first, as they make their living in the NFL.
DeSoto RB Dontre Wilson has been an Oregon commit for sometime, but with the departure of Chip Kelly to the big league, many figure Wilson's pledge to be insecure.
The Horns are without a running back commitment for their 2013 class, and Wilson would be a home-run kind of steal with NSD only two weeks away.
WR Robbie Rhodes
Robbie Rhodes has been a long-time Baylor commit, and the Longhorns have been recruiting from far behind for sometime.
Rhodes would present a formidable addition to a receivers corps that is loaded with numbers, but few have taken the strides at the next level.
It seems very unlikely that Rhodes will swap his commitment in the next two weeks, but there is little question that the Horns would gladly welcome a change of heart.