On the heels of their first win over Oklahoma since 2009, the Longhorns landed a commitment from Jordan Stevenson, one of the top running backs in the 2015 class.
Sunday evening, the 5-8, 185-pound speedster out of Dallas South Oak Cliff, who was in attendance for UT’s 36-20 win over the Sooners, became the ninth player to join Texas’ class.
Stevenson, rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports, is the first running back in UT’s 2015 class. The Longhorns have three running backs committed in their 2014 class – Donald Catalon, Kevin Shorter and D’Onta Foreman.
Texas offered Stevenson in March and has been among his top choices since. He also held scholarship offers from Arkansas, SMU and Utah State. LSU, USC and Oregon had been mentioned as contenders, but none have extended offers at this point.
Stevenson, who reportedly ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the Dallas Nike Camp on April 7, leads undefeated South Oak Cliff with 806 rushing yards and seven touchdowns this season. The junior is averaging 8.14 yards per carry through six games
247Sports composite rankings list Stevenson as the 18th-best running back in the 2015 class, and the No. 34 overall player in the state of Texas.
UT’s 2015 class is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation by 247Sports. The nine commitments are the most in the nation. Tennessee and Michigan are second with six verbal pledges; Alabama has five. Among schools with more than two pledges, Texas’ 91.5 average player rating, according to 247Sports, ranks sixth.
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