Mack Brown's recruiting victories

Chris Simms, Vince Young highlight some of Brown's recruiting wins at Texas

Updated: August 22, 2011, 2:32 PM ET
By William Wilkerson |

Mack Brown has established himself as one of the nation's foremost recruiters since he was hired as Texas' 28th head coach on Dec. 4, 1997.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesLanding Chris Simms was one of Mack Brown's earliest recruiting triumphs.

He has signed one top-tier recruiting class after another, including five top-five finishes in the ESPNU class rankings in the last six years. The Longhorns class for 2012 is currently ranked No. 1.