The Revolution will not be televised, but it will be tweeted about.
Several potential members of the Texas Longhorns’ 2018 recruiting class (known by the hashtag #RevolUTion18) have announced their commitment dates on Twitter. Some heavy Longhorn leans will be making their college choices in the coming weeks.
It’s quite possible these five prospects will be pledged to the burnt orange nation within the next month or two.
Al’vonte Woodard, 4-star WR, Houston Lamar
Al’vonte Woodard is a prospect known for his elite footwork and great speed, currently ranked as the nation’s No. 74 overall prospect. Woodard is a unanimous pick to pledge to the ‘Horns on 247’s Crystal Ball.
The Houston native will choose between LSU, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and of course, Texas. Woodard is scheduled to visit Texas on July 21st, notably six days after his commitment announcement.
Brennan Eagles, 5-star WR, Alief Taylor
Woodard isn’t the only elite Houston wide receiver strongly leaning towards the Longhorns — Alief Taylor’s Brennan Eagles is even more highly touted. The five-star recruit is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 23 overall prospect and the No. 4 receiver.
Eagles is known for having a Calvin Johnson-esque range. Basically, if the ball is anywhere near his body, he will pull it in and at 6’3.5, 214 pounds, Eagles already has a college ready frame.
Eagles was originally set to commit on July 17th, but has cancelled this date due to “technical difficulties,” which is likely due to a pre-produced college announcement video not being ready in time.
Eagles last updated his top 10 list in late April. Texas is currently the consensus favorite for his services, according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball.
New top 10...No interviews please, thank you! pic.twitter.com/qPlOVtMbfU— ¹² (@_BrennanEagles_) April 30, 2017
Malcolm Epps, 4-star TE, Spring Dekaney
When was the last time Texas landed an elite tight end recruit? Malcolm Epps could and is expected to become another key addition to Texas’ receiving corps The nation’s No. 179 prospect and No. 7 tight end is another consensus pick to the ‘Horns by 247Sports’ Crystal Ball.
Epps named Texas to his top six on June 7, along with UCLA, Florida, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Alabama. The Houston native also picked up a Texas basketball offer on May 4 as a small forward.
Though the Dekaney product doesn’t have a set commitment date, it’s possible that he’s a Longhorn by the end of the summer.
D’shawn Jamison, 4-star CB, Houston Lamar
Jamison is yet another Houston player who is a consensus Crystal Ball pick to the Longhorns. The Lamar product is the nation’s No. 141-ranked recruit and is the No. 18 cornerback. Despite having three safety commits, the ‘Horns don’t currently have a cornerback pledge in the 2018 class. The 4-star target had an excellent showing at The Opening this past weekend.
Jamison named Texas in his top five in a June 7 video he posted on Twitter. The other schools he is still considering are Oregon, Michigan, USC, and TCU, but the Horned Frogs appear to be the only real threat here.
Dominick Wood-Anderson, 4-star TE, Arizona Western College
Dominick Wood-Anderson is the top-ranked JUCO tight end in the nation. The Arizona Western standout is 6’5, 245 pounds and considered a four-star recruit. Wood-Anderson was offered by the ‘Horns on April 7 and took officially visited Texas on June 1.
Woods-Anderson is also considering Alabama, Louisville, and Oregon in addition to the Longhorns. Oregon may be the biggest threat to Tom Herman’s team, as the Ducks reportedly earned a silent commitment from Woods-Anderson in early May. Crystal Ball currently gives Oregon a 68-percent chance of landing Woods-Anderson and the ‘Horns a 32-percent chance of securing his services.
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Texas’ 2018 class is currently ranked No. 9 in the nation with 11 total commits. Expect the Longhorns’ national ranking to improve and the number of pledges to increase as summer wears on.