Tom Herman and Texas recruiting took a huge leap forward after the brilliant showing put on during the Texas Bowl win.
The impact on recruiting it has is already making waves.
It was great to see young men like Keaontay Ingram still repping the Longhorns at the Under Armour All-America game. That was three days after the Texas Bowl win, so it seemed to bode well for securing Ingram’s commitment.
The Longhorns finally secured their first winning season in four years. Herman could use this win and tout the progress that he made in just one short season.
It was surprising how much the defensive unit dominated their SEC counterparts without superstars present on the back end. Malik Jefferson, DeShon Elliott and Holton Hill were all absent from the contest.
Yet, Todd Orlando mustered enough defensive pressure to award Texas a major win and huge stepping stone for the program moving forward. The defense made key game-changing plays throughout the entire Texas Bowl.
Young stars heading to Texas will only make a stellar defensive effort like this one easier heading into the 2018 football season.
The early signing of Australian punter Ryan Bujcevski makes total sense after witnessing what Michael Dickson accomplished. Dickson became the first punter to win MVP of a bowl game since Graham Gano achieved that honor in the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl.
It was unbelievable to watch the impact a punter has on a game. Texas was outgained by Missouri by 108 yards and was still able to pull out a victory. Dickson’s performance was a factor in that.
Texas recruiting is wise to keep the Australian punter pool open for business. They obviously are onto something there.
The ripple effect that a win like this can have is tremendous. Tom Herman and Todd Orlando really flourished into something special on national television during the bowl game. I can only imagine what many of the recruiting class, not only for 2018 but 2019 and beyond, thought about the potential of the budding Texas program.
The momentum from the #revolUTion18 seems to be gripping college football by storm.