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College Sports: Texas recruiting report card: Longhorns’ 2015 class boasted 6 NFL players — with more on the way

With the early signing period approaching, we take a look back at the Longhorns’ last four recruiting classes. Here’s the 2015 class:

Best player in the class

Connor Williams, OT: Williams was the Longhorns’ highest-drafted player from this class, selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 50th overall pick of the 2018 draft. He was starting at left guard for the Cowboys this season before getting hurt.

Most surprising player in the class

Michael Dickson, P: The Aussie just may have been the Longhorns’ best player in 2017, winning the Ray Guy Award and Texas Bowl MVP. Now he’s in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, averaging 48.3 yards per punt — good for third in the league.

Most disappointing player in the class

Chris Warren III, RB: It feels like it’s been a lifetime since Warren rushed for 276 yards and four touchdowns against Texas Tech in 2015 to break the school’s single-game freshman rushing record. An injury and misusage defined the rest of his career, and he spent his final few weeks as a Longhorn in 2017 playing tight end.

Player who hasn’t broken out who still could

John Burt, WR: Burt’s career at Texas has mostly been a disappointment, but with the new NCAA redshirt rule, he’ll get one more season in 2019. That means he’ll have one more chance to try to be an impactful player on offense.

My grade for the class: A-

This class has produced six NFL players to date, with a few more on the way once the Sugar Bowl is over. That alone is impressive enough and holds plenty of weight, but there were still a few misses in this class.

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