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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: The Longhorn Republic has their guy in Alfred Collins

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Plus Texas shores up their climb in Big 12 recruiting rankings

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To say the least, Alfred Collins was significant addition to Texas Longhorns football.

The five-star defensive end out of Bastrop Cedar Creek High School chose the Longhorns over the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Baylor Bears. According to 247Sports, Collins is the No. 2 strong-side defensive end coming out of the 2020 class.

“With Alfred, it seems like we’ve been recruiting him for forever,” head coach Tom Herman said yesterday, according to a report in Sports Illustrated. “It’s been about two-and-a-half years. He’s from right here in Bastrop. His mom played basketball here at UT for coach [Jody] Conradt. His dad has got a great job here in Austin. All of the boxes were checked a long time ago from a character and work-ethic standpoint. When you turn the film on, this is a guy who just continues to get better. He’s so long, and strong, but extremely athletic. He’s a starter on their basketball team and a guy that’s going to do everything right. He’s going to give his teammates everything he’s got every time he steps on the field.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Building blocks: Texas lands size with Alfred Collins, speed with Kelvontay Dixon to wrap up 2020 class

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Tom Herman is bringing in talent by the truckload, but will it lead to a Big 12 title?

Austin American-Statesman: Ranking the Big 12’s classes: Collins pushes Texas past OU for recruiting crown

247Sports: Beauty of Texas signing class is in the eye of the beholder

Sports Illustrated: Thoughts on the UT recruiting class

Dallas Morning News: National signing day provides late fireworks for Texas, Texas A&M as key additions mark strong finishes

USA Today: Early look at 2021 recruiting class

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Texas football now has the top recruiting class in the Big 12, thanks to the late signings of five-star defensive end Alfred Collins (we showed him some love above) and four-star athlete Kelvontay Dixon, Texas running back Keaontay Ingram’s brother. Overall, Texas ranks second in the nation in terms of blue chip 2020 recruits. It breaks down like this:
  • Our SBNation neighbors Viva the Matadors are riding the Patrick Mahomes wave, shouting the fact that the Texas Tech Red Raiders, arguably, have produced the best NFL quarterback to come out of Texas. Check out their gloating in the blog they published below.
  • Our SBNation neighbors Cowboys Ride for Free say Oklahoma State Cowboys fans shouldn’t be worried about the exodus of players leaving their football program. Here’s why:
  • The Longhorns are auctioning off a bunch of stuff to make room for more stuff. Some of those items include: Ostrich Longhorn theater seats, black Longhorn theater seats, burnt orange Longhorn theater seats, various Longhorn branded workout machines, baseball catcher and batting helmets, and more. Hurry up and go get your stuff.