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Texas adds three preferred walk-ons to 2018 recruiting class

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The staff was busy Wednesday adding program depth.

Jarrett Smith
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The walk-on program for the Texas Longhorns received three additions on Wednesday as recruits made announcements on Twitter.

Houston Clear Brook running back Jarrett Smith was the most consequential of the three preferred walk-ons to join the Longhorns — the 5’5, 184-pounder was a productive player in high school and held offers from multiple Ivy League schools, as well as two service academies:

Smith could eventually make a difference on the scout team with his listed 4.48 speed.

Jackson Hanna, a 6’3. 230-pound hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker from Houston St. Thomas also announced his acceptance into the preferred walk-on program:

So did Folsom (Cali.) offensive lineman Matt Frost, who noted that he’s wanted to play for the Longhorns since he was five years old:

Frost is a 6’4, 270-pounder who played on a state championship-winning team at Folsom, exactly the kind of pedigree that head coach Tom Herman wants across his football program.