Freshman linebacker Ayodele Adeoye listens to defensive coordinator Todd Orlando during a spring practice at the Denius Fields on March 22, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Marcus Tillman Jr. becomes the 14th commitment for Texas

Posted July 28th, 2018

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Marcus Tillman Jr., a three-star outside linebacker from Jones (Fla.), surprised the recruiting world on Saturday to become the 14th member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Tillman is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect who was favored to choose Florida. He’s the second outside linebacker committed to the Longhorns in the cycle, joining De’Gabriel Floyd, a four-star from California.

Tillman is the No. 22-ranked outside linebacker in the country and the No. 54-ranked prospect from Florida in the 2019 class, per 247Sports Composite. He’s the seventh out-of-state pledge for Tom Herman’s program in the 2019 class. He held 18 offers.

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
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29

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