You've probably noticed that Texas was in the original top 10 of Rivals.com's 2011 recruiting rankings, but that it did not make this list. The inclusion of the Cardinals should give Longhorns fans hope that Texas will appear here in the future. This was Charlie Strong's second recruiting class at Louisville, meaning that it was the first class in which he had an entire recruiting cycle to work. It included a program-hoisting quarterback (Bridgewater), a dynamo of a safety (Pryor) and the guy who would lead the team in receiving last season (Parker). It also featured plenty of other building blocks. Led by this group, the Cardinals won the Big East and the Sugar Bowl in the '12 season, and went 12-1 in '13.
|Rivals.com original 2011 recruiting class rankings|