Texas Football Recruiting Update – February 26, 2017

    Texas football recruiting update as of February 26, 2017, finds the Longhorns with their first commitment in the 2018 recruiting class.

    February 26, 2017

    Texas football recruiting update as of February 26, 2017, finds the Longhorns with their first commitment in the 2018 recruiting class.


    Tom Herman didn’t have a lot of time to finish out the 2017 recruiting class for the Longhorns, but now he’s gearing up for his first full recruiting cycle in Austin. And he finally has his first member of the class.

    On Saturday, 4-star running back Justin Watkins flipped his commitment from Florida State to Texas.

    Aside from the fact that Watkins is the first member of the Longhorns’ 2018 haul, attention should be placed on where he’s from: Ocala, FL. The only member of the team’s 2017 class from the Sunshine State is 3-star wide receiver Jordan Pouncey.

    But it will be interesting to see how quickly it will take Texas to pick up momentum now that Watkins has committed. The Longhorns held their junior day this past weekend and extended an offer to 4-star offensive tackle and LSU commit Kardell Thomas.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.


    Texas Football Recruiting Update


    Complete Class

    • No. 30 Overall Class
    • Total Commits: 1
    • 5-Star Commits: 0
    • 4-Star Commits: 1
    • 3-Star Commits: 0
    • Justin Watkins: 4-Star, No. 8 RB, No. 109 Overall

    Top 2017 Targets

    • B.J. Foster: 5-Star, No. 1 S, No. 13 Overall
    • Nana Asiedu: 4-Star, No. 8 OT, No. 56 Overall
    • Anthony Cook: 4-Star, No. 5 CB, No. 28 Overall
    • Keondre Coburn: 4-Star, No. 5 DT, No. 79 Overall
    • Jarell Cherry: 3-Star, No. 10 DE, No. 129 Overall

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    Four-star running back Justin Watkins flipped his commitment from Florida State to Texas.

    MORE: 4-Star WR Kenan Jones Announces Decommitment

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