Recruiting is not an exact science, though certain expectations come with a top recruit in the 4- and 5-star range. For Texas Longhorns like Malcolm Brown and Jordan Hicks, the time is now to start living up to those expectations.
Just like how some no-name recruits become stars, not every top recruit is going to be a slam dunk. That is the nature of the beast in college football, and a reality that the Texas Longhorns know all too well.
However, many of their top recruits have the talent and the athleticism to be the player the recruitniks projected them to become. They just have yet to put it all together.
The following players are Texas' former top recruits that have a ways to go before reaching their full potential. Given their expected role on the team, they will need to have strong campaigns sooner rather than later.