AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong's first freshman class at Texas is still missing three players. While the rest of Texas' incoming freshmen enrolled at the start of June, running backs D'Onta Foreman and Kevin Shorter and defensive tackle Poona Ford have yet to join the program.
Now that they've signed their letters of intent, Texas' incoming recruits can officially toss their stars in the trash. They don't matter now. While such ratings and rankings are helpful throughout the recruiting process, they mean nothing once a player sets foot on campus and joins the program.
Kevin Shorter donned a burnt orange Texas hat and black T-shirt, gathered his big family in the Newton High School library and enjoyed a day he'll never forget. For Cedric Collins, it was a stylish look as always.
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about 283 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
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about 347 days ago | William Wilkerson | NCF On The Trail
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about 354 days ago | William Wilkerson | NCF On The Trail