The 2021 class picked up its fifth member, and third commitment in six days, Friday as Juan Davis made his pledge to the Texas Longhorns.
Davis is listed as an athlete by most recruiting services, but likely first the hybrid role similar to recently-departed star Lil’Jordan Humphrey. Like Humphrey did for Texas in 2018, Davis played primarily at the slot receiver role for the Everman (Fort Worth) High School, but also served situationally as a Wildcat quarterback.
The three-star receiver is a big target, listed at 6-foot-4, 217 pounds as a sophomore, but also brings some speed to the table. As a member of the track team, he competed in the the 200 meter, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay for the Bulldogs.
His list of offers is currently short, with the Longhorns as just the third school to extend a scholarship offer following his sophomore year. However, with junior tape his stock would have likely risen, making the early pledge a big get for Texas.
Davis’s commitment adds more fuel to the late-July surge from the Longhorns as well as the momentum in the DFW area, where Texas has struggled in recent years. Davis becomes the second player in the 2021 class from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, in addition to the four in the 2020 class.