After finishing 5-7 overall and just 2-6 in conference, the Texas Longhorns football team is going to be relying heavily on a good 2011 recruiting class to help turn them around.
With National Signing Day just around the corner, it looks like Mack Brown and company have done a great job convincing some of the top high school players that Texas is the place for them.
Their strategy is a little different than most. The Texas coaching crew has been known to evaluate and recruit high school talent beginning in their sophomore year, and get verbal commits by the end of their junior season.
It looks like this approach will be successful as the Longhorns have the second-ranked recruiting class according to ESPN and rivals.com.
Because Texas has had verbal commits from their recruits for so long, they will not be scrambling at the last minute to sign the top talent.
Here are the top 10 recruits that will sign their letters of intent come National Signing Day 2011: