Recruiting Capsule: Running Back

The addition of Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron in the Class of 2011 meant that the Longhorns were largely set at running back for the near future. But with both those players serving as power backs, there was still a need for a home run threat.

2012 Roster Shape

D.J. Monroe (senior); Jeremy Hills (senior); Ryan Roberson (senior); Joe Bergeron (sophomore); Malcolm Brown (sophomore); Chet Moss (sophomore)

2012 Commitments

Johnathan Gray, Aledo

2012 Outlook: Likely Finished

Landing Gray was the crown jewel on top of the (current) Texas class. Not only is he arguably the top overall player in the state, not only is he one of the top high school running backs in history, but he's also exactly the kind of player Texas needed to complement Brown and Bergeron, a slashing back with home-run potential. Still, the Longhorns might not be finished. The fact that they courted Daniel Brooks, and are now seemingly courting Daje Johnson, means that they could be in the market for a speed back to eventually replace Monroe.

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