Texas head coach Charlie Strong announces his 2016 recruiting class during a national signing day press conference in the Moncrief Athletics Complex at Royal-Memorial Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Stephen Spillman for American-Statesman

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Follow live: It’s National Signing Day! Who’s coming to Texas?

Posted February 3rd, 2016


Today’s the day! National Signing Day could prove to be explosive for the Texas Longhorns and coach Charlie Strong. We’ll update this blog by the minute with the latest Longhorns developments from social media and our staff’s reports.  And make sure to check our National Signing Day primer so you know what to expect. (But we’re hoping for a few surprises, too.)

For more non-Longhorn National Signing Day news, check out  the Austin American-Statesman’s  Statesman U  and Varsity News blogs.

1:33 p.m.: More recapping of NSD, looks like Brian Davis was spot-on:


1:27 p.m.:  It looks like the Lone Star State still prefers burnt orange.

1:25 p.m.: This could actually be a thing in the future:

1:25 p.m.: It’s official, Jordan Elliott is headed to Texas.


1:20 p.m.: Texas’ recruiting class was beefed up after News Year’s Day.

1:15 p.m. : And unless something crazy happens, that should be it on 2016 Texas recruiting class, and people are happy.


1:15 p.m.: Jordan Elliot is coming to Texas.


1:10 p.m.:  Dr. Lou’s grandson, Longhorn Trey Holtz, had to tweet about his grandpa doing the dab.


1:00 p.m.: It’s official, Jean Delance is a Longhorns.


12:39 p.m.: The latest recruiting rankings have the Longhorns at No. 11.

12:36 p.m.: Texas Tight ends reach out after Peyton Aucoin commits to Texas.

12:22 p.m.: Maybe Texas and Texas A&M should play each other, because the Longhorns are really loving how Texas’ recruiting class is beating the Aggies:

12:15 p.m.: In case you missed Jeffrey McCulloch‘s signing day moment on TV, here it is:

12:10 p.m.: People are really having fun with Jeffrey McCulloch‘s nickname.

12:06 p.m.: LSU will have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, but Texas did steal one of their commitments.

12:04 p.m.: Who’s next?

11:50 a.m.: Jeffrey McCulloch has a nickname, “The Shark.”

11:40 a.m.: Meet the new Longhorns (Video!)

11:39 a.m.: Brandon Jones chose Texas even though a Texas A&M website made a documentary about him. True story.

11:20 a.m.: Chris Daniels excited that history is being made at Texas, but he better plug his phone in.

11:16 a.m.: Mack Brown stays class on ESPNU:

11:16 a.m.: Some recruits are starting to gloat about signing day, and they probably should.

11:11 a.m.: Chat with Kirk and Ced on National Signing Day.

11:08 a.m.: Texas’ recruiting class is now a top 10 ranked class.


11:06 a.m.: Everyone at Texas is feeling good today, then this guy had to be reminded Longhorns about Halloween, 2015. But he’s right:

10:48 a.m.: Chris Brown is very excited to join Texas, and it’s official. He’s coming to Texas.


10:47 a.m.: It’s official, Jeffery McCulloch is headed to Texas.

10:36 a.m.: Texas is loading up on defense today.

10:34 a.m.: Texas defensive Charlies Omenihu reacts to recent signee.


10:31 a.m.: Aldine Davis linebacker Jeffery McCulloch is coming to Texas.

10:28 a.m.: Erick Fowler and the Longhorns have the LSU tigers in their future.

10:27 a.m.: Texas standout Kris Boyd welcomes his new teammates.

10:25 a.m.: It’s official, Andrew Fitzgerald is coming to Texas.


10:23 a.m.: Everyone is dabbing now. Even Erick Fowler.


10:16 a.m.: Charlie Strong dancing after Erick Fowler signs with Texas.

10:14 a.m.: If Texas keeps this up, it could soon be a holiday in the Lone Star State.


10:04 a.m.: One of the best defensive backs to ever play at Texas is chiming in on this signing day as Brandon Jones is coming to Texas.

10:03 a.m.: Kirk Bohls is not dodging people.

10 a.m.: Our hourly update, Texas continues to climbs up recruiting rankings, and is now tops in the Big 12.

10 a.m.: It’s official, sorry LSU, Erick Fowler is staying in Central Texas.

9:57 a.m.: “DB U” is ready  to welcome a new class.

9:56 a.m.: Can’t win them, but I’m sure Texas is still happy with day’s results.

9:55 a.m.: Tope Imade’s paper work is in, he’s going to Texas.

9:55 a.m.: Even though Jackson didn’t also come to Texas, is dominating signing day and people are taking notice.

9:50 a.m.: Dontavious Jackson bucks the trend, signs with Florida State instead of Texas. Teammate Chris Brown of Alief Elsik signed with Texas a moments ago.

9:47 a.m.: Reggie Hemphill-Mapps is covered in burnt orange.

9:45 a.m.: Malik Jefferson welcomes his new standout safety.

9:45 a.m.: This kind of sums up the morning:

9:41 a.m.: A little national perspective on National Signing Day:

9:40 a.m.: Last year’s big recruit on this year’s recruiting class.

9:37 a.m.: Who’s next, who’s done?

9:35 a.m.:  Alief Elsik’s Chris Brown is coming to Texas.


9:35 a.m.: Jean Delance makes it official, he is coming to Texas.


9:30 a.m.: Recruits are having fun on this busy National Signing Day.


9:25 a.m.: We’re guessing multiple fax machines are working at Texas right now.

9:23 a.m.:  Marcel Southall makes it official, he’s coming to Texas.

9:20 a.m.: Lil’Jordan Humphrey makes it official, he’s coming to Texas.

9:20 a.m.: ESPN loving the Longhorns NSD moves:

9:20 a.m.: Two more make it official:

9:20 a.m.: Eric Cuffee is styling on signing day after making his Longhorn commitment official.


9:15 a.m.: Texas has soared up the national recruiting rankings today.

9:10 a.m.: Who’s next:

9:10 a.m.: Imagine what could be down the road?

9:07 a.m.: It’s official, Chris Daniels is coming to Texas.


9:05 a.m.:  Zach Shackelford, a 2016 recruit already on the 40 acres predicted a big signing day for the Longhorns, now he’s pretty happy it came true.

9:00 a.m.: More reaction Erick Fowler heading to Texas.

9:00 a.m.: Texas target Stephon Taylor is headed to South Carolina.

8:55 a.m.: Erick Fowler is heading to Texas, switching from LSU to Texas on National signing Day.

8:52 a.m.: Texas loses out on Manvel safety Deontay Anderson, who is going to Ole Miss.

8:50 a.m.: The paper work is in for 5-star Brandon Jones.

8:45 a.m.: It’s been a good morning for Texas.

8:45 a.m.: Class of 2016 recruit Shane Buechele is already on the 40 acres, but he’s loving this signing day.

8:40 a.m.: More on Brandon Jones.

8:40 a.m.: Kyle Porter of Katy makes it official, he’s coming to Texas.

8:35 a.m.: Mack Brown tells it like it is.

8:33 a.m.: Brandon Jones, a 4-star safety is heading to Texas. 

8:25 a.m.: Big announcement soon to be coming from Manor, Texas

8:25 a.m.: Coach Mack Brown pretty much owned signing day when he was at Texas.

8:20 a.m.: D’Andre Christmas-Giles makes it official, his paperwork is in.


8:20 a.m.: Who’s next?

8:15 a.m.: More well-wishes from current Longhorns to signees.

8:15 a.m.:  That’s so Tope. Tope Imade makes it official by signing with Longhorns.

8:10 a.m.: More on Trinity’s Chris Daniels heading to Texas:

8:10 a.m.:  Waco’s Eric Cuffee is officially a Longhorn.


8:10 a.m.: Texas went shopping for defensive tackles this month.

8:04 a.m.: A huge get for Texas as Euless Trinity’s Chris Daniels is headed to Texas.

8:00 a.m.: Texas’ recruiting class is now ranked No. 25 nationally.

8:00 a.m.: Davion Curtis is officially headed to Austin.


8:00 a.m.: Texas suffers its first loss on signing day as Patrick Hudson picks Baylor.

8:00 a.m.: Marcel Southall makes it official:

7:45 a.m.: Texas lands another major piece in Duncanville’s Marcel Southall.

7:45 a.m.: Some Longhorns are giving sound advice on National Signing Day.


7:40 a.m.: Manvel’s Reggie Hemphill-Mapps has signed his letter of intent, check out his thoughts on the Longhorn football.


7:30 a.m.: They keep rolling in:



7:30 a.m.: We have our first set of signings! Tight end Peyton Aucoin makes it official:


7:20 a.m.: Is it really too early to start talking about the class of 2017? Never. A big g piece of that class is going to enroll early.

7:20 a.m.: D’Andre Christmas-Giles committed to Texas last night, but he officially signs at noon.


7:15 a.m.: Southlake Carroll product Lil’Jordan Humphrey committed to Texas this past weekend, but this morning he made it official.

7:15 a.m.: Obi Eboh was committed to Texas up until last month. The Southlake Carroll defensive back signed this morning with Stanford.

7:00 a.m.: Davion Curtis already committed to Texas, but he’s making it official today.

7:00 a.m.: Deonatay Anderson is signing at 9 a.m., and he’s thinking about his upcoming decision:


6:45 a.m.: The Longhorns are up and ready for National Signing Day, so says first-year graduate assistant Jordan Traylor.

6:35 a.m.: Texas target Dontavious Jackson has started his day and is already thinking about the future. Jackson will commit around 9 a.m.


6:00 a.m.: What did you miss last night? Well, Texas received an early Christmas present when New Orleans product D’Andre Christmas-Giles committed late Tuesday night. It capped off a great Signing Day eve as Texas also landed a four-star running back earlier in the day, Kyle Porter of Katy.


Texas recruiting coordinator and linebacker coach Brian Luc Jean-Mary may have won Twitter following Christmas-Giles’ announcement:


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