Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Texas lands latest run on recruiting trail
By David Ubben
Last week, we took a look at Baylor's recent run that gave it the nation's biggest recruiting class.
Texas rallied over the weekend to reach 19 commits of its own, four more than it signed in the entire 2012 class. That tied Baylor for the nation's biggest class. The Longhorns' class is at No. 3, behind only Texas A&M and Michigan.
Baylor's sitting at No. 17.
Texas added five commits since last Monday, including four since Friday. There weren't any headliners in the group, but Dallas receiver Emanuel Porter is the best of the bunch. He's bringing three stars to Texas and checks in at 6-foot-3, 189 pounds.
Our scouts' take:
Porter is a raw, power-forward type. He has great height and is a very good overall athlete, but he has a lot of polish and refinement that needs to take place to develop into the type of player he could be. We like his upside and certainly his measurables at this stage are his best asset.
There's plenty of talk about his ability to make plays one-on-one down the field, which is a must-have for the Longhorns' offense. Mike Davis won't be on campus forever.
The Longhorns added a pair of unranked receivers in Garrett Gray (Marble Falls, Texas) and Dorian Leonard (Longview, Texas). Both are bigger-bodied receivers at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds (Gray is 205).
Charlotte, N.C., kicker Corbin Daly also pledged to the Longhorns, and Texas mined the juco ranks once again for a tight end. John Thomas is heading to Texas from Trinity Valley CC. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Louisiana native looks like a solid prospect. He originally signed with LSU out of high school as a three-star recruit, but chose to head to Austin this time around.