It's still the early stages of college football's 2022 recruiting cycle, and there is a lot of uncertainty.
What is apparent are the teams in need of big returns.
Whether it is to take the next step toward becoming a championship-contending program or to revitalize a program, here are five teams in need of a successful year on the recruiting trail.
The Longhorns' 2021 cycle was far from poor, as they finished among the top 15 nationally. However, this is a new era in Austin, and expectations are sky-high. Texas cannot afford to sit behind rival Oklahoma, a program that has won six straight Big 12 titles, in the class rankings again.