Texas Football Recruiting: Malcolm Brown Is Prize Of Longhorns' 2011 National Signing Day Class

For a storied program like the Texas Longhorns to finish a season, any season, out of bowl contention is unthinkable in this century. For them to be so very bad at running the football is almost as unnatural. The 'Horns wrapped up 2010 ranked 66th nationally in rushing offense, with leading rusher Cody Johnson averaging a bewildering 53.82 yards per game. Mack Brown needed a backfield threat in a bad, bad way, and on 2011 National Signing Day, he landed one.

The big fish is Malcolm Brown from Cibolo, Texas, a Rivals five-star running back ranked first in his position and a top-ten national prospect. Our own Burnt Orange Nation sees a bright and busy future on the field for this kid:

Brown is the ideal every-down, workhorse back, with a strong, compact build that allows him to break arm tackles and absolutely truck players at the high school level -- it's hard not to love Brown's physical running style. Early in his junior highlight film, he uncorks a spectacular run that includes two jaw-dropping spin moves along the sideline that shows off his balance to full effect. The major question about Brown is his top-end speed, but he's plenty fast and certainly doesn't get caught from behind in high school.

Hop over to Burnt Orange Nation for a good day's worth of reading on Texas football recruiting in 2011 (including a look ahead to the class of 2012).

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