Reggie Hemphill, the four-star wide receiver out of Manvel, TX, is once again a Longhorn. For now.
The No. 27 wide receiver in the 2016 class and 14th-best player in the state of Texas re-committed to Charlie Strong and the Longhorns hours before watching the Texas-Baylor game Saturday.
Committed to the University of Texas today #HookEm— Reggie#⃣5⃣♐️ (@HemphillReggie) October 4, 2014
A former commit to the previous coaching staff during his sophomore year of high school, Hemphill opened up his recruitment after Strong & Co. abruptly rescinded his offer in January (as part of the process of re-evaluating Brown's prospects). To Hemphill's credit, he bore no ill will towards Texas as he began to look at other schools - and when he was eventually re-offered, the rekindled interest was enough to get his verbal pledge for a second time. Hemphill also had offers from schools such as LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Clemson, and UCLA.
The lanky 6' 2", 175-pounder is ranked as a consensus four-star prospect by all major recruiting services. He joins UT commit Collin Johnson as the second player in the class of 2016 to commit to Texas. As compared to Johnson, Hemphill is more of an all-around athlete who also takes snaps at QB for Manvel. His speed and elite quickness should provide an excellent complement to Johnson's ball skills, size, physicality, and blocking abilities.
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