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Texas adds beef, upside in four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd

Posted July 29th, 2018

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A successful recruiting weekend continued for the Longhorns when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd pledged to Tom Herman’s program over Texas A&M and numerous other major offers. Shepherd, a member of the 2019 Fabulous 55, is a North Forest product in the Houston-area and is teammates with Demond Demas, Texas’ top wide receiver target in the 2020 class. Shepherd is the second offensive lineman to pick Texas in the 2019 cycle, joining four-star offensive tackle Tyler Johnson.

Beating the Aggies out for Shepherd gives Herman and Texas a clear recruiting victory over Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M in the 2019 class. The success of A&M on the recruiting trail, and that of Oklahoma, forced Texas to expand its search of recruits in the 2019 class. Of the 15 total commitments Texas now holds, only eight hail from the Lone Star State. Shepherd is 6-foot-6 and ran a sub-4.9 in the 40-yard dash at The Opening Final in Frisco.

2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (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 Houston WRMillwood (Okla.)4July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Peyton PowellATHOdessa Permian4Oct. 23
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26

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