Texas Recruiting 2011: By the Numbers

2011 Texas commit Jaxon Shipley (photo by the author).

22

Number of commits:

  • David Ash, Belton quarterback*
  • Malcolm Brown, Cibolo Steele running back
  • Joe Bergeron, North Mesquite running back/fullback/H-back
  • Jaxon Shipley, Brownwood wide receiver
  • Miles Onyegbule, Arlington wide receiver
  • MJ McFarland, El Paso El Dorado tight end*
  • Taylor Doyle, Lake Travis offensive lineman
  • Josh Cochran, Hallsville offensive lineman
  • Sedrick Flowers, Galena Park North Shore offensive lineman
  • Marcus Hutchins, DeSoto offensive lineman
  • Garrett Greenlea, Klein Collins offensive lineman
  • Desmond Jackson, Houston Westfield defensive tackle
  • Quincy Russell, SA Sam Houston defensive tackle
  • Cedric Reed, Cleveland defensive end
  • Steve Edmond, Daingerfield linebacker
  • Kendall Thompson, Carthage linebacker
  • Chet Moss, Cedar Park linebacker*
  • Josh Turner, Oklahoma City Millwood (OK) defensive back
  • Leroy Scott, South Houston defensive back
  • Quandre Diggs, Angleton defensive back*
  • Sheroid Evans, Sugarland Dulles defensive back
  • Mykkele Thompson, SA Stevens athlete

*early enrollees

31

Number of players Texas offered

71

Percentage of players offered who signed with Texas

2

Number of de-commits (Christian Westerman and Quincy Russell)

1

Number of re-commits (Quincy Russell)

356,905

Approximate number of references to the "Mack Brown Curse" after Christian Westerman de-committed

4

Percentage of players who de-committed after coaching changes

66.7

Percentage of Texas assistant coaches who retired, were fired, or left for other jobs.

100

Turnover rate at the coordinator positions for Texas during the 2010 off-season

9

Recruits with Texas offers who committed elsewhere:

  • Aaron Green, SA Madison RB (Nebraska)
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Gig Harbor (WA) TE (Washington)
  • Matthew Hegarty, Aztec (NM) OL (Notre Dame)
  • Marquis Anderson, Cibolo Steele DT (Oklahoma)
  • Anthony Wallace, Skyline LB (Oregon)
  • Jermauria Rasco, Shreveport Evangel (LA) DE (LSU)
  • Brandon Alexander, Brenham DE (Texas A&M)
  • David Jenkins, Lewisville Hebron DB (LSU) (offer questionable)
  • Christian Westerman, Hamilton (AZ) OL (Auburn) (de-committed)

0

Number of Texas signees who de-committed from another school

3

Number of Texas signees who de-committed from another school in 2010

13

Number of commits at the first Junior Day

23

Number of players offered at the first Junior Day

56.5

Percentage of recruits who committed on the spot after receiving offers at the second Junior Day

19

Number of eventual commitments from recruits offered at first Junior Day

82.6

Percentage of players offered at first Junior Day who eventually committed

2

Number of commitments at the second Junior Day

4

Number of players offered at the second Junior Day

3

Number of players offered at second Junior Day who eventually committed

3

Number of commitments Texas could take from the second Junior Day offers.

4

Number of players not offered at a Junior Day: Quandre Diggs, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, David Jenkins, and Brandon Alexander

1

Commitments from players not offered at a Junior Day: Quandre Diggs

95.6

Percentage of Texas signees who received their offer at a Junior Day

17

Number of commits by the end of February, a Texas record

77

Percentage of the final class numbers those 17 represented

16

Previous Texas high for commitments by end of February, set in 2010

3

Number of Under Armour All-Americans: Desmond Jackson, Quandre Diggs, Josh Turner

7

Number of US Army All-Americans: Malcolm Brown, Steve Edmond. Sedrick Flowers, Garrett Greenlea, Quincy Russell, Jaxon Shipley, Kendall Thompson

5

Number of participants in the Offense/Defense Bowl: David Ash, Leroy Scott, Cedric Reed, Josh Cochran, Sheroid Evans

3

Number of participants in the Team USA vs the World game: Jaxon Shipley, Josh Turner, Joe Bergeron

16

Total number of participants in the four post-season All-Star games

73

Percentage of Texas commits who participated in post-season All-Star games

3.77

Average star ranking of Texas commits by Rivals

5

Overall class ranking by Rivals

5

Members of the Rivals100

11

Members of the Rivals250

21

Commits ranked in the Top 100 in the state of Texas

1

Josh Turner's ranking in Oklahoma

1

Number of five-star recruits by Rivals: Malcolm Brown

15

Number of four-star recruits by Rivals

5

Number of three-star recruits by Rivals: David Ash, Joe Bergeron, Miles Onyegbule, Taylor Doyle, Josh Cochran, Leroy Scott

2

Number of four-star recruits for Texas A&M (not including Floyd Raven and his drama)

48,569

Approximate number of Texas fans laughing at the former statistic

0

Approximate number of Aggies laughing at the former statistic

4

Number of Texas commits who won state championships as seniors: Taylor Doyle, Malcolm Brown, Steve Edmond, and Kendall Thompson

10

Total number of state championships between those four: three for Doyle, Edmond, and Thompson, and one for Brown

3,493

Approximate number of times I wrote "Quincry" when trying to type Quincy Rusell's name during the recruiting process

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