- Max Olson, ESPN Staff Writer
HornsNation: Examining Texas' early recruiting
A look at how Texas' top-three ranked classes since 2006 stack up, including how many eventual signees were committed by May 1.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The benchmark for elite Texas recruiting classes is and might always be 2002.
The consensus No. 1 class in the nation featured a kid from Houston named Vincent Young plus 10 others who would go on to start in Texas’ 2006 Rose Bowl national title win over USC.
Since then, coach Mack Brown has signed five more classes that earned top-three rankings from ESPN. His 2014 class, currently the nation’s best and biggest, has a chance to join that impressive company.