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.
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— J. Shepherd (@JavonneShepherd) July 29, 2018Advertisement
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
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||5||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Demariyon Houston||WR||Millwood (Okla.)||4||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
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