Texas Football Recruiting Update: March 25, 2016

    Texas football recruiting update for the week of March 25, 2016.

    March 25, 2016


    Texas football recruiting update for the week of March 25, 2016.


    It was such a quiet week of recruiting for Texas the entire country could hear the crickets chirping down in Austin.

    The Longhorns currently sit at No. 13 in the 2017 class rankings. And while they have four commits, let’s take a look at a couple players Charlie Strong is targeting.

    Safety Jeffrey Okudah is the biggest fish Strong would love to reel in — especially considering he landed the 2016 class’ No. 1 safety, Brandon Jones.

    Okudah has the size to play safety at 6-foot-1, 190 lbs. He plays hard, fast and instinctually. He makes tackles in the open field and can hold his own in man coverage. If he ends up in Austin, Okudah would form a dynamic duo with Jones.

    In an ideal world Strong would also tack on Baron Browning, the No. 1 outside linebacker in 2017.

    At 6-foot-4, 230 lbs Browning is a man among boys. He attacks ball carriers and has the ability to penetrate the pocket and sack quarterbacks, too.

    His versatility is the key, as Browning can set up on the edge and help collapse the pocket. He can also shut down the flats from the outside and plug the A-gaps from inside linebacker.

    Below is a breakdown of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class as it currently stands.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

    Texas Football Recruiting Update


    Complete Class

  1. No. 13 Overall Class
  2. Total Commits: 4
  3. 5-Star Commits: 1
  4. 4-Star Commits: 2
  5. 3-Star Commits: 1
  6. Lagaryonn Carson: 5-Star, No. 2 DE, No. 24 Overall
  7. Sam Ehlinger: 4-Star, No. 7 QB, No. 65 Overall
  8. Damion Miller: 4-Star, No. 24 WR, No. 178 Overall
  9. Major Tennison: 3-star, No. 15 TE, Unranked Overall

  10. Top Targets

  11. Jeffrey Okudah: 5-Star, No. 1 S, No. 18 Overall
  12. Anthony Hines: 5-Star, No. 1 ILB, No. 15 Overall
  13. Baron Browning: 5-Star, No. 1 OLB, No. 19 Overall
  14. Taquon Graham: 4-Star, No. 9 DE, No. 103 Overall
  15. Austin Deculus: 4-Star, No. 17 OT, No. 128 Overall

  16. Tweet Of The Week


    Scouting The Enemy

  17. 3-Star DT Brendon Evers committed to Oklahoma State (3/20/2016)
  18. 3-Star ATH Marcelias Sutton committed to Oklahoma (3/11/2016)
  19. 3-Star CB Tre Brown committed to Oklahoma (3/11/2016)
  20. Unranked QB Dewayne Betts committed to Kansas State (3/9/2016)
  21. Unranked WR Tevin Bush committed to West Virginia (3/18/2016)

  22. Recent Texas Offers

  23. Najee Harris, 2017 5-Star, No. 1 RB, No. 1 Overall Antioch, Calif. (Alabama Commit)
  24. Montrell Estell, 2017 3-Star, No. 55 WR, Unranked Overall, Hooks, Texas
  25. Chris Allen, 2017 4-Star, No. 4 OLB, No. 85 Overall, Baton Rouge, La.
  26. Bryan Jones, 2017 Unranked DE, Baton Rouge, La.
  27. Omar Manning, 2017 4-Star, No. 10 WR, No. 80 Overall, Lancaster, Texas.
  28. Tyler Taylor, 2017 4-Star, No. 19 OLB, No. 230 Overall, Buford, Ga.
  29. MORE: 4-Star OLB Wants To Make Two-Sport Impact In College

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