This honor falls to five-star offensive tackle Kent Perkins, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive tackle from Lake Highlands (Texas) High. Perkins will be the perfect fir at right tackle in college. He is rarely beaten in pass protection and usually controls the line of scrimmage on run plays. A very natural and smooth player. He gets off the line quickly and squares up through the hole. Not a glamor player, but one that is very much needed.
As the only two-star in the class this honor can fall on the shoulders of Montrel Meander, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound safety/wide receiver prospect from Amarillo (Texas) Palo Duro high. He has excellent size to play either spot in college and was not on a whole lot of BCS radars until late in the process. He originally made a commitment to Washington State, but flipped to Texas just days before inking.
The Late Addition
Since we already talked about Meander, then we have to address the commitment of Irving (Texas) high offensive lineman Rami Hammad here. A Scout.com 4-star prospect who committed to the Horns after receiving an offer late in January. A road-grader who earned the distinction of being the top offensive line talent in the Semper Fi All-American contest. He racked up offers from a who’s who of colleges and was one of the hottest targets down the recruiting home-stretch.
The One Who Got Away
In a weird year of UT recruiting a number of players could fall here, but the one who really stung was A’Shawn Robinson, who played it all the way down to six days before signing day before informing the staff that he was going to instead ink with National Champ Alabama. His decommitment assured that Texas would not sign a Top 5 in-state prospect for the first time in Scout.com history.