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3-star WR Davion Curtis signs NLI with the Texas Longhorns

Davion Curtis is ready to ride!

After signing his National Letter of Intent today, Temple wide receiver Davion Curtis is officially a member of the 2016 Texas Longhorns recruiting class.

Curtis, a three-star talent, ranks as the nation's No. 783 overall recruiting, No. 118 wide receiver, and No. 104 overall player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite rankings. Curtis hasn't always been a Longhorn, as he committed to the Georgia Bulldogs last August. But then Texas got heavily involved in his recruitment, and not long after his November 7 unofficial visit to the 40 Acres, Curtis decommited from Georgia and pledged to Charlie Strong and the Longhorns November 19.

Although Curtis held 14 offers, which includes Houston, Kansas State, and Texas Tech, he took only two visits throughout his recruitment, with the latter being what sealed to deal to make him a Longhorn.

At 5'11, 180 pounds, Curtis doesn't possess the ideal deep perimeter threat size, but that's exactly the kind of talent he brings to Austin. Curtis shows great burst and purpose off the line of scrimmage, and is very fluid and decisive in his route running. As more of a straight-line deep threat in high school, Curtis' arm movement and tendency to run right at defenders created separation, which, followed by his breakaway speed, makes him an interesting addition to a receiving corps needing some solidity.

Curtis will also benefit from having played in the offensive that new coordinator Sterlin Gilbert installed at Temple years ago before leaving, so he's already experienced in operating in the attack he will play in at Texas.

John Burt looks to be locked in as the No. 1 receiver, and early-enrollee, Collin Johnson, and will-be junior Armanti Foreman expected to see starter reps in Texas' spread offense, it's unlikely Curtis comes in and sees much field time as a true freshman over options like Lorenzo Joe, DeAndre McNeal, and four-star WR Reggie Hemphill-Mapps. Curtis is a potential kick and punt returner option, though, and will need to add a bit of bulk to his frame before being ready to step in and contribute at the Power 5 level.

Curtis caught 44 passes for 987 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Temple.