Cy Ridge defensive tackle Vernon Broughton at The Opening Final in Frisco on July 1. (Mike Craven)

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Longhorns land four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton

Posted July 17th, 2019


Texas’ coaching staff scored a recruiting victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday by landing the commitment of four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton. The Cypress Ridge product also took official visits to Ohio State and Arkansas. The Longhorns won out for the 6-5, 286-pound prospect who ranks No. 8 on the 2020 Fabulous 55. Broughton was a first-team all-district selection as a junior and one of two dozen Texas products at The Opening Finals in Frisco at the start of July.

Broughton is Texas’ ninth pledge in the 2020 cycle, and its first along the defensive line. Broughton joins outside linebacker Prince Dorbah and cornerback Kitan Crawford as the only defenders committed to Texas in 2020. The remaining targets along the defensive line include local defensive ends Princely Umanmielen and Alfred Collins.

Texas' 2020 recruiting class

A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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