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Texas Longhorns hosting important Under The Lights camp

The Friday camp is the most important of the summer.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

For years, the Texas Longhorns have declined to hold camps or recruiting events to bridge the time period between the traditional summer camps in early June and the start of fall practice

All that is changing Friday with the first Under The Lights camp, an important recruiting event for head coach Charlie Strong and his staff at a time when the Horns are looking to establish some recruiting momentum after gaining only one commitment in the last two months since Albuquerque (N.M.) Eldorado quarterback Zach Gentry pledged back in the middle of May.

With many of the top prospects opting to skip the summer camps in June, the Friday camp will represent the first time the coaching staff will be able to work with many of the recruits in attendance. Not only that, but performances from 2016 prospects in particular could result in several offers going out.

Oh yeah, and the camp is happening at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium instead of on the practice fields and in the Bubble, where the June camps are held.

Unfortunately, some of the star power is gone from the event with the news that Mesquite Poteet linebacker Malik Jefferson won't be in attendance because his brother's brithday is this weekend.

Still, there will be plenty of star power on campus. Here's an incomplete list (which, as always, is subject to change as ride fall through, etc.):

2015 prospects

  • Albuquerque (N.M.) Eldorado quarterback commit Zach Gentry
  • Baltimore (Mary.) Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley
  • Houston Lamar quarterback JW Ketchum
  • San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back commit Kirk Johnson
  • Houston Lamar running back Tyreik Gray
  • League City Clear Falls wide receiver John Humphrey
  • Aledo wide receiver Ryan Newsome
  • Houston Kinkaid wide receiver Sam Mays
  • Many (La.) offensive lineman commit Garrett Thomas
  • Euless Trinity offensive guard commit Patrick Vahe
  • Galena Park North Shore offensive guard Tyler Moore
  • Stafford defensive lineman Josh Uluocha
  • Rowlett defensive end commit Charles Omenihu
  • Euless Trinity defensive end Tipa Galeai
  • Cy Falls defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin
  • Gilmer cornerback Kris Boyd
  • Manvel cornerback Will Lockett
  • Houston Lamar cornerback Holton Hill
  • Converse Judson safety commit Keivon Ramsey
  • Rockwall-Heath safety commit DeShon Elliott
  • Burton athlete Louis Brown

2016 prospects

  • Arlington Lamar quarterback Shane Buechele
  • Marble Falls quarterback Brennen Wooten
  • Houston Westfield quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole
  • Houston Stratford running back Rakeem Boyd
  • San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian wide receiver commit Collin Johnson
  • Manvel wide receiver Reggie Hemphill
  • Houston Bellaire wide receiver Courtney Lark
  • Hyattsville (Mary.) DeMatha Catholic offensive tackle JP Urquidez
  • Missouri City Hightower defensive tackle Darius Anderson
  • Alief Elsik linebacker Dontavious Jackson
  • Manvel linebacker Jordan Carmouche
  • Waco cornerback Eric Cuffee
  • Manvel safety Deontay Anderson
  • Manvel athlete D'Eriq King
  • Gilmer athlete Demarco Boyd
  • Katy Tompkins athlete Christian Wallace

(All names on this list were confirmed with the prospect or information available via Twitter.)