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Sports Illustrated: Texas pulls in best recruiting class at 2 positions

Posted February 14th, 2018

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If you’ve been following Texas recruiting closely, you already know that the Longhorns pulled in an all-star list of the best defensive backs in the country.

RELATED: Grading Texas’ 2018 recruiting class: Defense

So, at what other position group did Tom Herman stock up? According to Sports Illustrated, UT also pulled in the best group of specialists. That will be music to fans’ ears.

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Punter and kicker were both positions of need for Texas, which lost Ray Guy Award winner Michael Dickson to the NFL and hasn’t had a standout kicker since Mack Brown roamed the sideline.

The Longhorns addressed the first concern by signing Dickson’s cousin, Ryan Bujcevski, who like Dickson played Australian rules football before being introduced to the American game. He was trained at ProKick Australia in Melbourne, and is the No. 2 punter in the class according to the 247Sports composite.

At kicker, UT kept its search much closer to home. It landed Cameron Dicker from Lake Travis, considered the No. 4 kicker in the 2018 class.

Along with the top defensive back unit in the country and solid hauls at wide receiver and elsewhere, things are looking up on the 40 Acres.

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