Texas running back coach Stan Drayton answer questions from the local media about his strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas adds offensive versatility in three-star athlete Jaden Hullaby

Posted March 30th, 2019

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Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is up to five members with the Saturday afternoon addition of three-star running back Jaden Hullaby of Bishop Dunne. The 6-2, 205-pound prospect was offered March 11 and picked the Longhorns over 24 other offers. He moved from Mansfield Timberview before his junior season. He posted 1,181 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, adding 33 catches and five touchdowns out of the backfield.

Hullaby won’t impact the recruitment of five-star running back Zachary Evans, who is an every-down back. Texas will keep a spot open for Evans the entire cycle, but it was logical that the Longhorns needed to sign at least two running backs in this class. It’s possible that Hullaby winds up at wide receiver or H-Back rather than become a true running back because of his skills as a pass catcher.

All five of the current commits in the cycle play offense. The first pledge was Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card. The next three were offensive linemen Logan Parr, Jake Majors and Jaylen Garth. Texas finished with top-3 recruiting classes in the nation the past two cycles, including the best class in the Big 12 both years.

 

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