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S Keivon Ramsey decommits from the Texas Longhorns

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The Thursday news was unexpected.

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns are back down to 17 pledges in the 2015 recruiting class after Converse Judson safety Keivon Ramsey decommitted on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

The 6'1, 170-pounder originally committed to the Longhorns on the day of the Orange-White game back in April before suffering a torn ACL at a Texas camp in July. He recently found out that he also has a meniscus tear.

It's unclear at this time why exactly Ramsey decided to re-open his recruitment. Head coach Charlie Strong honored the scholarship of 2014 all-purpose back signee Kevin Shorter after an injury, so that piece of evidence suggests that Texas didn't pull his scholarship.

Ramsey is a consensus three-star prospect rated at 90 by 247Sports. The no. 34 safety nationally and the No. 66 player in the state of Texas, he's the No. 509 prospect overall in the Composite rankings.

Prior to committing to the Horns, he also held offers from Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas Tech, and UTSA.

There are currently two defensive backs pledged in the 2015 class as the staff targets several key prospects in the state of Texas and has extended offers to a number of Florida prospects in the last month. Those commits are South Oak Cliff's Jamille Johnson, who was formerly committed to both Oklahoma and North Carolina, and Rockwall-Heath's DeShon Elliott. Both are considered safeties at the next level, though Elliott could grow into a linebacker or hybrid defender.