Two Texas Longhorns commits remain on track to enroll early as members of the 2016 recruiting class, as San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian wide receiver Collin Johnson and Gilmer athlete Demarco Boyd have both signed financial aid agreements, the school confirmed on Monday.
The agreements are non-binding for the prospective student-athletes, but since both already have older brothers enrolled in the program, this is just another step that furthers their respective commitments to be on campus in January and practice with the team during the spring.
The younger brother of freshman running back Kirk Johnson, Collin Johnson is a Texas legacy and currently checks in at 6'5 and 200 pounds. A consensus four-star prospect, the younger Johnson is ranked as the No. 150 recruit overall, the No. 28 wide receiver, and the No. 23 player in California, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He also holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State, California, Colorado State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Rutgers, TCU, UCLA, USC, and Utah.
Johnson lost most of his senior season after suffering a shoulder injury, but he's expected to be ready for spring practice and had such a successful junior season that he could still compete for early playing time based on his excellent ball skills and willingness to block in the running game.
The younger brother of freshman cornerback Kris Boyd, Demarco Boyd is a 5'11, 228-pounder who plays a number of roles at Gilmer, but will most likely play fullback at Texas. Classified as an inside linebacker by the recruiting services, Boyd is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 570 recruit overall, the No. 20 inside linebacker, and the No. 83 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He also holds offers from Florida State and Texas A&M.
Several other 2016 commits could also enroll early, including Arlington Lamar quarterback Shane Buechele and Manvel wide receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps.