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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Texas players, recruits react on Twitter to Class of 2016

Posted February 4th, 2016


Wednesday was a landmark national signing day for Charlie Strong and his staff. Afterย the Horns’ 2016 class ranking was hovering around the 30s to begin the day, Strong saw seven previously uncommitted recruits sign with Texas by mid-afteroon. In all, the Class of 2016 had a ranking that was near Top 10 nationally, and Charlie had ‘a good day’ Wednesday.

The Statesman’s Cedric Golden believes Strong is starting to make huge strides with Texas high school football coaches. The Statesman’s Kirk Bohls’ thoughts on yesterday? Texas has a new Coach February.

But what did the Longhorns players and recruits think of national signing day? Here’s a sampling of their reactions on Twitter:


2016 signee WR Davion Curtis from Temple is pleased with his decision:

Freshman defensive back Kris Boyd on safety Brandon Jones’ commitment:

2016 signee DL Tope Imade commenting on Jones’ commitment and the documentary made about him on a Texas A&M recruiting website:

2016 signee DeMarco Boyd on his clothing of choice on signing day:

Freshman wide receiver John Burt on the class and the future of the program (national championship?):

2016 signee Dโ€™Andre Christmas-Giles giving a new nickname to the program – Defensive Line University – after multiple 2016 DL signees:


2016 signee defensive lineman Jordan Elliott on the attitude he and his classmates will bring:


2016 signee Jeffrey McCulloch tracking the Longhorns’ movement up the recruiting rankings Wednesday:

Defensive lineman Quincy Vasser throwing some shade toward the team in College Station (presumably as the Horns passed the Aggies in the rankings Wednesday):

2016 signee Reggie Hemphill-Mapps celebrating with other college commitย Deontay Anderson their next step in their football careers:

Quarterback Jerrod Heard, probably on Charlie Strong’s recruiting abilities?

Defensive lineman Charles Omenihu onย Jordan Elliott’s commitment:


Defensive back Deshon Elliott on the Longhorn tally from Wednesday:

Wide receiver Ryan Newsome’s state of mind Wednesday:


Hemphill-Mapps as recruits committed Wednesday morning:

Defensive back Holton Hill shout out to the 2016 signees:

Linebacker Malik Jefferson dubbing the Texas football program Linebacker University, noting former Longhorn and Kansas City Chief Derrick Johnson:

Newsome’s thoughts on the Aggie that trolled the Longhorns earlier in the week:

Linebacker Anthony Wheeler following the commitment tally while in class:

Jean Delance’s celebratory tweet on his commitment:




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