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Texas Longhorns players anticipate big National Signing Day finish

The two pledges in the last three days were only the beginning.

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There are 16 Texas Longhorns targets yet to make final decisions and with four-star cornerback Eric Cuffee and three-star athlete Lil'Jordan Humphrey already on board in the last three days, players believe that there will be even more good news to come.

Defensive end Charles Omenihu:

And safety DeShon Elliott:

Humphrey said that he knew he was going to commit to Texas on his official visit two weeks ago, when wide receiver commit Reggie Hemphill started teasing four silent commits. In total, he's mentioned six players in the time since.

So far, Kansas State offensive line pledge Zach Shackelford flipped to Texas after that visit and enrolled early, Cuffee made his public decision after taking an unexpected unofficial visit that weekend, and Humphrey further made up his mind on that trip.

"The official visit helped a lot," Humphrey told Horns247. "I knew I was going there already, but the visit made me realize that it was definitely the right place for me. It made it real that I'm going to be spending my next four or five years there."

That leaves three more players who have already told head coach Charlie Strong that they intend on playing their college football in Austin. Aldine Davis linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch still seems like a strong bet to be one of those players, as there has been some buzz that he was recruiting for Texas on his official visit to Texas A&M last weekend. The unfortunate news is that New Orleans (La.) Brother Martin tight end Irvin Smith may be one of the others. And Smith looks headed to Alabama after cancelling his in-home visit with Texas.

Still, that leaves at least two more players who are already on board from last weekend and believe in what Strong is doing in Austin. Perhaps Alief Elsik safety Chris Brown and Houston Westside defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, both visitors at that time?

Stay tuned to find out.