Texas Longhorns Recruiting Class of 2005: The Little Class That Could

Posted by Barking Carnival on August-14-2009 Add Comments

The 2002 class may be our gold standard, but 2005 was platinum. We didn’t need much to extract real value.

This tiny class of 15 came in ranked #20 in the country and caused much consternation amongst our fan base. Particularly when you consider the historical context of that time and a succession of five straight OU losses.

We took some guys who proved to be flat out ballers for us.

Mind you, in raw points, we were outpaced by such luminaries as Maryland and Virginia and were lapped by traditional rivals OU (#3 in the country), Nebraska (#5), and A&M (#8).

We had the last laugh.

Let’s take a look at this class—in order of Rivals ranking:


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