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Houston Cougars Football Recruiting: The State Of The 2011 Class

2011 National Signing Day is very nearly upon us. It's so close I can almost taste it. It's a big day for every college football team, and a successful one can mean a bright future; for the next four years anyway.

But it is also important because it gives us some perspective. It's hard to judge a recruiting class when it is incomplete, so signing day gives us our first real chance to evaluate how the Cougars did on the trail this year. Things are sure to change tomorrow, but for now, here is a wrap up of the overall recruiting class from ESPN.

The Cougars didn't really focus on a single position. They have commitments from five offensive linemen, five defensive linemen, four linebackers and four project players in the secondary. Seven commitments will be coming from junior colleges.

They name Bram Kohlhausen, a quarterback from Lamar, Texas as the best player in the class. He came from a run-heavy scheme, so there is a chance that he was overlooked by other schools as a prospect. If he can throw the ball with accuracy, and has the stamina to throw it dozens of times over the course of a game, then he could be successful in the Cougs' system.

As for coverage of Signing Day, you can check back here throughout the day for updates on any commitments the Cougars land throughout the day. You can also check out UHCougars.com who have a full day of interactive chats and other fan friendly activities planned.

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