The Texas Longhorns have a lot to look forward to in 2016, namely reeling in the No. 11 recruiting class in the country, and head coach Charlie Strong is feeling pretty good about his team’s future.
According to Brian Davis of The Austin-American Statesman, Strong went so far as to say that Texas was “going to steamroll everyone” once the Longhorns’ turnaround was in full swing.
That’s quite some talk for a coach who has gone just 11-14 (9-9 Big 12) in his two seasons in Austin. Still, Strong has earned some bragging rights for next season.
Not only does Texas have some key starters in quarterback Jerrod Heard and linebacker Malik Jefferson returning, but two more linebacker prospects in four-star talents Jeffrey McCulloch and Erick Fowler are set to join the Longhorns in 2016.
Sure, the offense still has some question marks surrounding it, but the fact of the matter is that Texas is in a position to make a lot of noise in a Big 12 Conference that could see a major standings shakeup next season. It may not be next year, but the Texas Steamroller of which Charlie Strong speaks could soon indeed be on its way.
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