Five surprise recruits in Brown era 

January, 25, 2012
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Texas doesn’t have to take leaps of faith in recruiting.

It gets what it wants. Well, it usually gets what it wants. But every so often, Texas will take a flyer. And every so often those players pay off.

While HornsNation looks at 10 players that never lived up to the recruiting expectations, here are five players Texas has taken in the Mack Brown era who may have been under the radar when they signed but soon became key players for the Longhorns.

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