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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: The Longhorns are surfing the waves of Early Signing Day

Plus a former Texas face is a finalist for a prestigious award

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Hudson Card, Ja’Quinden Jackson, Bijan Robinson, Prince Dorbah, Jake Majors, and more.

Those names, among at least 11 others, are just a sample of the names Texas Longhorns fans should get accustomed to seeing in the coming years, as they were all just a part of today’s 2020 Early Signing Day recruits who officially inked their route to Austin next year.

In other words, it’s an exciting day to a part of the Longhorn Republic.

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • The social media game is strong during this year’s Early Signing Day. For each new signee, each team’s respective social media crew designed a custom GIF for each player.
  • Texas women’s basketball (5-4) take on the Ohio Bobcats (6-3) tonight at 7 p.m. Central.
  • The good news for Duncanville High School senior quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson is that he signed his National Letter of Intent with the Longhorns early this morning. The bad news: The four-star dual-threat quarterback was diagnosed with a torn ACL after going down in last weekend’s 6A Division-I playoff semifinal game against Rockwall High School.
  • As if the loss in this year’s Cotton Bowl wasn’t enough, the Oklahoma Sooners have seemingly beat the Longhorns yet again. This time, however, it was on the recruiting board. Oklahoma’s Early Signing Day recruits are ranked No. 9 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12. Meanwhile, after several decommitments for the Longhorns, Texas’ 2020 early recruiting class is ranked No. 10 nationally and No. 2 among conference opponents, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
  • Alright, alright, alright. Texas Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey is apparently excited about the Longhorns’ newly hired defensive coordinator Chris Ash, who officially joined the Forty Acres beyond his previous duties as an analyst earlier this week. In a tip of the Oscar Award-winning actor’s hat, McConaughey personally welcomed Texas’ newest coach.
  • Former Texas quarterback Shane Buechele, who transferred to the play out his senior season for the SMU Mustangs, is one of five finalists for the 2019 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, officials announced Tuesday. The annual award honors the offensive player of the year with a Texas connection. Also among the nominees are Baylor junior quarterback Charlie Brewer, Ohio State junior running back J.K. Dobbins, Oklahoma senior quarterback Jalen Hurts and Oklahoma junior wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.