Four-star cornerback Jalen Green was a standout at The Opening Final. (Mike Craven)


Three future Longhorns awarded 5-star status by 247Sports

Posted January 18th, 2018


Seven of the best 10 players in Texas for the 2018 recruiting class are signed to become future Longhorns, per 247Sports. The recruiting website awarded three Texas signees with 5-star status – cornerback Jalen Green and safeties DeMarvion Overshown and Caden Sterns – naming Green the top player in the class. Overshown and Sterns are No. 2 and No. 3, respectfully.

Texas signees BJ Foster, D’Shawn Jamison and DeMarvion Overshown at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando. (Mike Craven)

Green, who is also the No. 1-ranked recruit on the Fabulous 55, is a 6-foot-1 cornerback from Houston Heights. The Opening alumnus also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after missing the last half of his senior season to a shoulder injury. Sterns was named the MVP of that game after recording two interceptions.

BJ Foster, a 247Sports Composite 5-star, remains the top-rated player on the composite list, but was ranked fourth in the new 247Sports rankings. Jaylen Waddle, an uncommitted slot receiver out of Bellaire Episcopal and a Texas target, is ranked fifth with Texas wide receiver commit Brennan Eagles ranked sixth.


Houston Lamar cornerbacks and Texas signees D’Shawn Jamison and Anthony Cook were ranked ninth and 10th. Teammate Al’vonte Woodard, a wide receiver signee for Texas, was ranked 21st, while commitments Keondre Coburn and Keaontay Ingram also made the top 25.

Texas failed to sign a single player in the top 20 of the same list during the 2017 recruiting cycle. Damion Miller (23) and Montrell Estell (24) were the only two signees inside the top 25.

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