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Tom Herman Gives Big Update On Texas 2019 Class

A closeup of Texas football coach Tom Herman blowing a bubble.

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns blows a bubble during warmups before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Richard W. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the Texas Longhorns unveiled the 21 members of their 2019 recruiting class. While the signed players were good enough to earn Texas one of the highest-rated classes in the country, head coach Tom Herman had even better news.

Per 247Sports, on Thursday morning, Herman revealed that the Longhorns still have scholarships available that they plan on giving out, and could make another announcement before the week is over.

“We still have about five or six scholarships that we’ll probably sign,” Herman said. “We’re not going to sign guys just to sign guys, but if the right guys are available then we’ll certainly do that.

“We still plan on maybe even one or two left to sign in this signing period. Certainly, we’ll sign a couple of more in the next signing period.”

Among the potential signings could be 4-star OT Javonne Shepherd, who gave Texas his commitment but has yet to sign his letter of intent.

247Sports noted that 4-star OL Isaiah Hookfin could be another candidate, as he was expected to announce his commitment to Baylor but ultimately changed his mind on National Signing Day.

Herman stated that the Longhorns would be actively searching for players that were the right fit, and would not sign players just for the sake of bringing up their numbers.

“If there’s a player out there we feel like we can develop into a player that can help us win a conference title and a national title, then he falls into that category,” Herman said. “We’re not just going to signing guys just to sign guys for numbers.”