On Thursday, some of the very best talent the nation has to offer will play the final game of their high school careers at the Under Armour All-America game in Orlando, Fla.
A sizable chuck of those set to do so are currently signed or committed to the Texas Longhorns, which means on ESPN2, the bulk of the burnt orange nation can get a glimpse of the elite prospects that will soon flood the 40 Acres. Another few remain on the ‘Horns 2018 big board as the February National Signing Day nears.
- BJ Foster — 5-star S — Angleton
- Malcolm Epps — 4-star TE — Houston Dekaney
- D’shawn Jamison — 4-star CB — Houston Lamar
- Al’vonte Woodard — 4-star WR — Houston Lamar
- DeMarvion Overshown — 4-star S — Arp
- Ayodele Adeoye — 4-star ILB — IMG Academy
Overshown was among those who reportedly received praise from the Under Armour All-America coaches earlier in the week for his performance. A versatile, hard-hitting prospect, Overshown is a member of the Longhorns historically loaded defensive back class, along with Foster and Jamison, but he projects as an outside linebacker once in Austin.
- Keaontay Ingram — 4-star RB — Carthage
- Keondre Coburn — 4-star DT — Houston Westfield
Much of Texas’ 2018 class signed during the early signing period in December, but Ingram and Coburn were the exceptions. Ingram recently said that he will, in fact, sign with the Longhorns in February, but Texas still has some work to do to hold onto Coburn’s pledge.
The lone defensive line addition in Texas’ 2018 class, Coburn has remained committed to Texas, but has been open on the idea of taking other visits to assure he’s making the right decision.
“I’m looking at it like I’m committed to Texas and that’s my way of saying I’m mostly likely going to sign there,” Coburn told Mike Craven of the Austin American-Statesman this week. “This is a big decision and I wanted more time.”
- Tommy Bush — 4-star WR — Schertz Clemens (Highlight)
- Joshua Moore — 4-star WR — Yoakum (Spotlight)
- Jalen Preston — 4-star WR — Manvel — Texas A&M commit
- Nik Bonnito — 4-star OLB — St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
As evident by the target list, Texas is in the market for a third addition at wide receiver and the Under Armour game will feature some intriguing options. Unfortunately for Texas, all three appear to be headed elsewhere. Bush has a top two of Baylor and Georgia, Moore is hearing from Texas, but his brother Jordan is Texas A&M bound, and although Texas signees have been recruiting Preston while in Orlando, the Manvel product is firm to the Aggies.
Texas shouldn’t expect much luck with Bonitto, either, as he’s scheduled to announce his commitment at the Under Armour game. Formerly high on Louisville, Bonitto will choose between the Cardinals, Longhorns and Sooners. Oklahoma is the heavy favorite after a brief surge by Texas prior to Christmas.
As far as the Under Armour All-America game itself is concerned, kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2. All eight of the Longhorns signees and pledges will be teamed up on Team Highlight.