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Texas adds commitment from out-of-state wide receiver Demariyon Houston

Posted July 7th, 2018

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The raid of out-of-state talent continued for Tom Herman and Texas on Saturday night when four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston (Okla.). Houston became the 13th commitment for Texas in the 2019 cycle and the third wide receiver, joining four-star talents Jordan Whittington and Jake Smith.

Houston, who was recruited to play outside receiver, is a 6-foot, 165-pound speedster who can fill the void left by John Burt and Devin Duvernay.

Houston is the sixth out-of-state prospect to pick the Longhorns this cycle. A stark contrast to the 2018 class when Texas ran the Lone Star State and signed the top five players on the Fabulous 55. Whittington and offensive lineman Tyler Johnson are the only players in the top 10 of the 2019 Fabulous 55 committed to the Longhorns.

Texas hopes to sign four wide receivers in the 2019 class. The top target remaining is Dylan Wright, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver out of West Mesquite. Round Rock Cedar Ridge product Jaylen Ellis also holds an offer.

2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon JohnsonQBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel FloydOLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden LiebrockTEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge5May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Demariyon HoustonWRMillwood (Okla.)4July 7

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