Just days after eight future ‘Horns took part in the Under Armour All-America game, another handful of Texas-bound talent will suit up as part of the U.S. Army All-American game.
On Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, some of the top talent the nation has to offer will gather for the final high school game of their career, and five of those set to be in attendance will soon don burnt orange, providing a glimpse of the next era in Austin.
- Anthony Cook (No. 16) — 4-star starting CB — Houston Lamar
- Caden Sterns (No. 13) — 4-star back-up FS — Cibolo Steele
- Jalen Green (No. 24) — 4-star starting CB — Houston Heights
- Brennan Eagles (No. 12) — 4-star back-up WR — Alief Taylor
- Junior Angilau (No. 74) — 4-star starting RG — Salt Lake City East (Utah)
Earlier in the week, Burnt Orange Nation was on hand as the U.S. Army All-Americans went through practice on Tuesday. Unsurprisingly, Anthony Cook, Caden Sterns and Jalen Green — three members of Texas’ loaded defensive back class, as well as elite receiver Brennan Eagles, each impressed.
“Me and Brennan went at it,” Cook said of the several matchups between Eagles and himself. “He got that last one on me; I don’t like that,” Cook said laughingly. “We’ll be doing a lot of that in the future so we’re just doing it now and getting ready.”
On Saturday, all five Longhorns, which are members of the West team, will be competing against the East squad instead of themselves. For talents such as Cook, Sterns and Eagles, that effort will make the final appearance before they become early enrollees in Austin, and each of the three are confident they’ll be able to complete for playing time as true freshmen.
Texas targets participating in the game include starting wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (No. 17) and starting weak-side linebacker DaShaun White (No. 21), a Texas A&M pledge.
For the East, former Longhorns pledge Rondale Moore is wearing No. 80 and serving as a back-up wide receiver. He will announce his commitment during the game and may have signed during the early period — the likely pick is Purdue. The former Texas pledge on the West team is Oklahoma signee Ron Taum, who is starting at left defensive end and wearing No. 19 for the West.
Before that can take place, though, they must first compete in the U.S. Army All-American game. The game is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CT on NBC.