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Fab 55 updated — Delance highest among Texas commits

Posted January 15th, 2016


North Mesquite offensive tackle Jean Delance is ranked highest among Texas’ commitments in the American-Statesman’s latest Fabulous 55 of the state’s top senior players.

Delance, the headliner so far in Texas’ 13-player class, checks in at No. 13. Three other Longhorns commits cracked the list — Arlington Lamar quarterback Shane Buechele (15), Manvel receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (43) and Lewisville guard Denzel Okafor (48).

Allen offensive tackle Gregory Little is No. 1, just as he was in the initial rankings released last spring. Little, who was committed to Texas A&M at that time, is now ticketed for Ole Miss.


Baylor has the most Fab 55 commitments with eight followed by Texas A&M’s six.

1.Gregory LittleOTAllen (6A)Ole Miss
2.Ed OliverDT Spring Westfield (6A)Houston
3.Brandon JonesSNacogdoches (5A)Texas
4.Patrick HudsonOTSilsbee (4A)Baylor
5.Deontay AndersonSManvel (6A)Ole Miss
6.Kendell JonesDTKilleen Shoemaker (6A)Alabama
7.Eric MonroeSGalena Park North Shore (6A)LSU
8.Devin DuvernayWRGarland Sachse (6A)Baylor
9.Tren'Davian DicksonWRNavasota (4A)Baylor
10.Jordan ElliottDTHouston Westside (6A)Texas
11.Kaden SmithTEFlower Mound (6A)Stanford
12.Justin MadubuikeDEMcKinney North (6A)Texas A&M
13.Jean DelanceOTNorth Mesquite (6A)Texas
14.Devwah WhaleyRBBeaumont Central (5A)Arkansas
15.Shane BuecheleQBArlington Lamar (6A)Texas
16.Jeffrey McCullochOLBAldine Davis (6A)Texas
17.Dee AndersonWRWest Mesquite (5A)LSU
18.Tyrie ClevelandWRSpring Westfield (6A)Florida
19.Chris DanielsDTEuless Trinity (6A)Texas
20.Kellen DieschOTTrophy Club Nelson (6A)Texas A&M
21.Erick FowlerOLBManor (5A)Texas
22.Courtney LarkWRHouston Bellaire (6A)Houston
23.Dontavious JacksonILBAlief Elsik (6A)Florida State
24. Chris OwensGArlington Lamar (6A)Alabama
25.Quartney DavisWRLangham Creek (6A)Texas A&M
26.Rahssan ThorntonDEKilleen Shoemaker (6A)LSU
27. Travon FullerCBAthens (4A)Texas A&M
28.Isaiah ChambersDEAldine MacArthur (6A)TCU
29.J.P. UrquidezOTCopperas Cove (6A)Baylor
30.Michael WilliamsDTF.W. All Saints (TAPPS)Stanford
31.Jaylon JonesCBAllen (6A)Ole Miss
32.Brandon BowenDETrophy Club Nelson (6A)Baylor
33.Jared MaydenCBGarland Sachse (6A)Alabama
34.Tristen WallaceATHDeSoto (6A)Oregon
35.Eric CuffeeCBWaco (5A)Texas
36.Mark JacksonDECibolo Steele (6A)Oklahoma
37.Sewo OloniluaRBHumble Kingwood (6A)TCU
38.Kameron MartinRBPort Arthur Memorial (6A)Baylor
39.Kyle PorterRBKaty (6A)Texas
40.Jalen HurtsQBChannelview (6A)Alabama
41.Charles OliverCBFairfield (4A)Texas A&M
42.Darius AndersonRBRichmond George Ranch (5A)TCU
43.Reggie Hemphill-MappsWRManvel (6A)Texas
44.Levi OnwuzurikeDEAllen (6A)Washington
45.Ross BlacklockDTFort Bend Elkins (5A)TCU
46.Zach SmithQBGrandview (3A)Baylor
47.Jordan CarmoucheOLBManvel (6A)SMU
48.Denzel OkaforGLewisville (6A)Texas
49.D'Eriq KingATHManvel (6A)Houston
50.Dillon Sterling-ColeQBSpring Westfield (6A)Arizona State
51.T.J. VasherWRWichita Falls Rider (5A)Texas Tech
52.Parrish CobbCBWaco La Vega (4A)Baylor
53.Lil'Jordan HumphreyATHSouthlake Carroll (6A)Texas
54.Trayveon WilliamsRBHouston King (5A)Texas A&M
55.Austin MyersOTManvel (6A)TCU

Eleven members of the Fab 55 have yet to announce their college plans. Several of them are considering Texas, including Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones (3), Manvel safety Deontary Anderson (5), Aldine Davis linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch (16), Alief Elsik linebacker Dontavious Jackson (23), Waco cornerback Eric Cuffee (35), Katy running back Kyle Porter (39), Richmond George Ranch running back Darius Anderson (42), and Southlake Carroll athlete Lil’Jordan Humphrey.

Jones and Anderson, the state’s top two safeties, are among several players visiting Texas this weekend.

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