With the early signing period just weeks away, numerous Texas Longhorns pledges aim to take advantage and will soon ink their intent to play football in Austin. A decent portion of those set to sign with Texas between Dec. 20-22 will be touring their future home this weekend, as Texas is set to officially host a dozen of its pledges.
Tom Herman and the ‘Horns have proven capable of wowing recruits on visits such as the one coming this weekend, and with the need to assure commits stay on board as pressure from elsewhere intensifies down the stretch, the same will be required once again.
Here’s a look at the future and potential future Longhorns set to officially visit Texas this weekend:
- Keondre Coburn — 4-star DT — Houston Westfield — Texas commit
- Malcolm Epps — 4-star TE — Houston Dekaney — Texas commit
- Jalen Green — 4-star CB — Houston Heights — Texas commit
- Rafiti Ghirmai — 4-star OT — Frisco Wakeland — Texas commit
- Al’vonte Woodard — 4-star WR — Houston Lamar — Texas commit
- Brennan Eagles — 4-star WR — Alief Taylor — Texas commit
- Ayodele Adeoye — 4-star ILB — IMG Academy (Fla.) — Texas commit
- Casey Thompson — 4-star QB — Newcastle (Okla.) — Texas commit
- Reese Moore — 4-star OT — Seminole — Texas commit
- D’shawn Jamison — 4-star CB — Houston Lamar — Texas commit
- Byron Hobbs — 3-star OLB — Forth Forth Eastern Hills — Texas commit
As it currently stands, Eagles, Thompson, Hobbs, Epps, Moore and Woodard each intend to sign with Texas early, with Eagles and Thompson also aiming to enroll early. Green and Ghirmai remain unsure if they’ll sign on the dotted line in the coming weeks.
The most notable name to know, however, is Coburn, as he’s arguably Texas most essential pledge at this point in the process.
With senior Poona Ford departing from Texas, leaving little remaining proven depth behind, Coburn will be capable of coming in and competing for playing time from the moment he arrives on campus. To reach that point, though, Texas has to assure that it’s the Forty Acres that Coburn ultimately arrives on. Texas A&M is now reportedly the latest to make a push for Coburn’s pledge, and with the Houston native not set to sign early, Texas will be tasked with retaining his commitment for the next two months.
With 18 pledges to date, Herman’s first full recruiting class at Texas currently ranks No. 2 in the nation. Despite that recruiting success thus far, though, there’s still plenty of work remaining between now and early February.
Reports courtesy of Twitter, 247Sports, The Football Brainiacs.