The fax machines haven’t even fired up yet for the 2019 recruiting class and offers are already going out to the top sophomores around the state. Eight of the nine Class of 2021 prospects holding a Texas offer hail from the Lone Star State. Defensive end Tyreak Sapp of St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida is the only out-of-state player with a UT offer.
Texas has offered one quarterback, four offensive linemen, three defensive ends and an athlete who’ll likely transitions to wide receiver in college. It’s early in the process and it’ll be some time before leaders are named. That isn’t stopping the Texas coaching staff from prioritizing a group of players, and the early offers mean that these nine players are considered the cream of the crop in the 2021 class.
Below is a list of the nine early offers. Preston Stone, a quarterback from Parish Episcopal, is considered the top player at his position in the country. The four offensive linemen offered are great friends and call themselves the Four Horsemen. The group took in the USC game last weekend and each left with a glowing review.
OFFERED with my brother @brycefoster2021 – Unbelievable experience at @TexasFootball today! Want to thank @CoachHand & @CoachTomHerman for the opportunity to play for the Horns and go to the @UTAerospace School #HookEm 🤘🏻@TaylorMustangFB pic.twitter.com/hWbkUIXySC
— Hayden Conner (@HaydenConner) September 16, 2018
Defensively, Texas is moving slower to offer players. The two in-state ends with offers — Landon Jackson and Tunmise Adeleye — are still under-the-radar recruits and Texas’ early offers could pay dividends down the road. Shadrach Banks, the athlete from Galena Park North Shore, is potentially the top wide receiver prospect in the state for 2021. He’s a true playmaker who also has potential in the secondary.
Preston Stone, quarterback, Parish Episcopal
FYI: 6-2/185; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked quarterback in class
Donovan Jackson, offensive tackle, Bellaire Episcopal
FYI: 6-3.5/305; 5 stars; No. 4-ranked offensive tackle
Reuben Fatheree, offensive tackle, Richmond Foster
FYI: 6-7/285; 5 stars; No. 5-ranked offensive tackle
Hayden Conner, offensive tackle, Katy Taylor
FYI: 6-5.5/298; 5 stars; No. 6-ranked offensive tackle
Bryce Foster, offensive tackle, Katy Taylor
FYI: 6-5/315; 5 stars; No. 7-ranked offensive tackle
Landon Jackson, defensive end, Pleasant Grove
FYI: 6-4/215; 5 stars; No. 4-ranked weak side defensive end
Tyreak Sapp, defensive end, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
FYI: 6-2/255; 4 stars; No. 12-ranked strong side defensive end
Tunmise Adeleye, defensive end, Katy Tompkins
FYI: 6-3/260; not ranked
Shadrach Banks, athlete, Galena Park North Shore
FYI: 6-0/190; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked athlete in country