One of the state’s more dynamic talents now has a Texas Longhorns offer in hand, as Fort Bend Marshall wide receiver Devon Achane took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce an invitation from Tom Herman’s program.
Last December, BON’s Joe Hamilton detailed why Achane is a prospect Texas should get involved with, largely due to his undeniable speed:
“There should be an abundance of Power Five programs knocking down Achane’s door for his services, including the Longhorns. There’s speed and then there’s Achane speed — the speed he possess a kind of speed that you don’t normally see.
All it takes is the tiniest crease for Achane and he’s loose creating separation from any defender that thinks they’ll have a chance at catching him.”
Now that the Horns have jumped into the mix, Achane’s offer list includes 19 programs, with Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, TCU, Tennessee, and Texas A&M serving as some of the headliners. The Aggies are the only program to receive a Crystal Ball pick to date.
Texas, of course, is a bit late to the party, but Achane is the kind of dynamic talent worth going all in on going forward, as evident by his film.
As a junior, the four-star talent could be found all over the field for Fort Bend Marshall, but the bulk of his opportunities came as a ball-carrier, in which Achane produced 1,341 yards and 29 touchdowns on 127 attempts. Elsewhere, Achane hauled in 26 receptions for 642 yards and eight touchdowns and added another five scores as a returner, bringing his collective season total to 42.
Achane is largely being recruited as a slot receiver, where programs could most ideally utilize his elite speed and open-field athleticism through the air and on the ground.
He’s now the 11th wide receiver prospect to add an offer from Texas this cycle.
A 5’9, 170-pound prospect, Achane is ranked as the nation’s No. 241 player, No. 43 wide receiver, and as the No. 33 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.