What Are They Saying About Their Recruiting Classes

What were Texas college coaches saying about their recruiting classes yesterday...

I think this is the best group of offensive linemen, from top to bottom, that we’ve ever signed,
— Mack Brown, University of Texas
This is the best class that we have been able to sign here,
— Dennis Franchione, Texas State
Some of these guys coming in, Billings, Brooks, (Byron) Bonds, time will tell. But we’re not recruiting those guys to play collegiately. We’re recruiting guys to play in the NFL.
— Art Brile, Baylor
I think this class addresses needs on both sides of the ball and most of these players should be able to contribute right away.
— Larry Coker, UTSA
We were very excited to have the kind of success we had with the recruits in the Houston area. I know so many of their families and their coaches in the area are really excited to know they have chosen to stay close to home so they can enjoy watching them play.
— David Bailiff, Rice
We think it’s one of the best classes we’ve had around here probably in quite some time, just based on size and stature, guys we expect to come in and play right away. That was a big need going into it.
— Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech
This is a class that we are excited about as it meets our needs in all areas. We expect each of the 26 we signed to be significant contributors during their career at Houston
— Tony Levine, University of Houston
We think as coaches this is our best-looking class physically, along with our best athletically at all positions, since coming to SMU
— June Jones, SMU
I’m going into my 16th year now. As always, we have some new names, new faces and our latest paper tigers. We will see how it works. This signing class was interesting.
— Gary Patterson, TCU
We’re still playing catch-up in the SEC. We’re ranked eighth in the country, but we’re fifth in our league.
— Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
There is a tremendous influence of Texas high school talent in this class and that will always be a focus of ours. The Mean Green football program got better today.
— Dan McCarney, North Texas
We feel like we not only added some outstanding football players, but some outstanding student-athletes with strong character.
— Sean Kugler, UTEP

Let's get some home grown analysis...

Rice signed 100% in-state recruits

UNT signed 89% in-state recruits

Texas signed 87% in-state recruits

Baylor signed 82% in-state recruits

TCU signed 78% in-state recruits

Texas A&M signed 71% in-state recruits

UTEP signed 65% in-state recruits

SMU signed 61%in-state recruits

UTSA signed 61% in-state recruits

Texas State signed 60% in-state recruits

Houston signed 48% in-state recruits

Serious question Tony Levine and Houston, are you aware that your university sits within a 50 mile radius of the best high school football arguably in the Country? Apparently Rice has made the connection.