Dear Recruit: Part V
When I signed with Texas in 2005 the Longhorns were in a unique situation.
Most of the time schools take around 25 guys in every recruiting class, even though the NCAA only allows each program 85 total scholarships. Since 25 x 4 = 100 (not 85) the math doesn’t add up. The reason schools can do that is because players quit, flunk out, drug out, or transfer (for various reasons) every year. So there’s always more scholarships available than there should be.
My year, however, Texas only signed 15 — a very small class.