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Texas announces addition of star WR Devin Duvernay to 2016 signing class

Offensive changes and the recruiting efforts of Jeff Taylor helped the ‘Horns.

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On Wednesday, Texas Longhorns head coach wasn’t able to publicly address the commitment of Sachse wide receiver Devin Duvernay, but on Thursday the school was able to officially welcome him to the 2016 singing class after he signed his financial aid agreement.

Duvernay will enroll for the second summer session in Austin that begins on July 11.

"I'm so excited to have Devin joining our program and making what already was a tremendous class of 2016 even better," Strong said. "We're thrilled to have him, not just because he's so talented as a football player, but even more so because he's a super young man with great character. He's one of the fastest sprinters in the nation, so you know he brings unbelievable speed and explosiveness to our team. We're looking forward to getting him to campus."

As a senior, the 5’11, 195-pounder caught 62 passes for 1,142 yards (18.4 ypr/103.8 ypg) and 16 touchdowns to go with 47 rushes for 520 yards (11.1 ypc) and six touchdowns. In his high school career, he scored 49 total touchdowns.

Texas landed Duvernay over TCU and the speedy slot receiver admitted to ESPN that he probably wouldn’t have considered the Longhorns if the program was still “running the old offense” instead of the system he expected to play in with the Bears.

And, once again, tight ends coach Jeff Traylor was the lead recruiter with Duvernay. Once again closed with a big-time commitment.

“He’s been a good dude, and I feel like I can trust him,” Duvernay said. “When I went down there for a visit, he had a big impact. The visit was a big impact for me. I felt great about the place, had a great time, I trust the coaches and built a bond just talking to them. It was good being able to see the plan they have, and Coach Traylor was a big part of that.”