Building a Two-Deep

Combining the 2013 and 2014 classes allows us to see which positions the Longhorns still need to fill up on.

It isn't always perfect, especially when teams have smaller recruiting classes, but a common kernel of thought is that football teams should recruit a full team — essentially a two-deep — over the course of two recruiting classes. Two 25-man recruiting classes adds up to 50 players, while a two-deep typically entails 44 (46 if you give one spot to specialists as we do below).

Here, I've taken a look at the the Longhorns' 2013 and 2014 (so far) classes, combining them to make a two-deep. While the numbers aren't going to work out congruently (especially with the Longhorns not taking a full class in 2013), it does at least give an indication of which young positions Texas needs to focus the rest of its recruiting on.

JUCO players have a * next to their name. 2014 committed players are listed with school names.

Quarterback (Need: 2, Have: 2, Net: Even)

Tyrone Swoopes

Jerrod Heard, Denton Guyer

Running Back (Need: 2, Have: 1 Net: -1)

Donald Catalon, Houston Eisenhower

Wide Receiver (Need: 6, Have: 8, Net: +2)

Montrel Meander

Jake Oliver

Jacorey Warrick

Roderick Bernard, Sharpstown

Garrett Gray, Marble Falls

Lorenzo Joe, Abilene Cooper

Dorian Leonard, Longview

Emmanuel Porter, Dallas Lincoln

Tight End (Need: 2, Have: 2, Net: Even)

* Geoff Swaim

* John Thomas, Trinity Valley

Offensive Line (Need: 10, Have: 6, Net: -4)

* Desmond Harrison

Rami Hammad

Darius James

Kent Perkins

Jake Raulerson

Terrell Cuney, Jasper

Defensive End (Need: 4, Have: 2, Net: -2)

Derick Roberson, San Antonio Brennan

Sione Teuhema, Keller

Defensive Tackle (Need: 4, Have: 3, Net: -1)

Courtney Garnett, St. Augustine (La.)

Trey Lealaimatafao, San Antonio Warren

Jake McMillon, Abilene

Linebacker (Need: 6, Have: 5, Net: -1)

Deoundrei Davis

Naashon Hughes

Otaro Alaka, Cypress Falls

Andrew Beck, Tampa Plant (Fla.)

Cameron Hampton, Dallas Carter

Defensive Back (Need: 8, Have: 4, Net: -4)

Chevoski Collins

Antwuan Davis

Erik Huhn

Jermaine Roberts, St. Augustine (La.)

Special Teams (Need: 2, Have: 1)

P Corbin Daly, Ardey Kell (N.C.)

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