North Forest offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd at Texas for an unofficial visit. (Mike Craven)

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Texas closes 2019 class with offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd

Posted February 6th, 2019

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HOUSTON — Texas’ 2019 recruiting cycle officially ended Wednesday afternoon when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd signed his letter of intent at Delmar Stadium in Houston. The 6-foot-6 product of North Forest High School was the only member of Texas’ 24-man recruiting class to not sign in the early period. He took official visits to Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama in January.

Shepherd is the third offensive lineman to sign with the Longhorns in 2019, joining Tyler Johnson and Isaiah Hookfin.

Texas’ recruiting class ranked third nationally for the second consecutive cycle. Tom Herman pulled 12 prospects from outside of Texas. Ten members of the class are already enrolled, including recent five-star transfer Bru McCoy, five-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington and four-star inside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd. The 2020 class already includes three members.

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