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Steve Sarkisian on Texas OL recruiting: ‘We feel great about where we’re at’

Struggles in a handful of games this season and a lack of development from players like Tyler Johnson has exposed an uncomfortable truth about the Texas Longhorns — the offensive line isn’t close to becoming a dominant unit that can consistently impact the game in positive ways.

In other words, the Longhorns are likely years away from the possibility of fielding a unit even remotely similar to the physical line that helped the Crimson Tide win the national championship under Steve Sarkisian and Kyle Flood a matter of months ago.

So there’s a tremendous amount of pressure for Texas to close out strong with offensive lineman in the 2022 recruiting class after numerous high-profile misses in the last recruiting cycle left Sarkisian and Flood with a smaller margin for error when they arrived on the Forty Acres — Texas only landed two offensive lineman in the 2021 recruiting class, an unusually low number.