Texas coach Charlie Strong has long believed in recruiting right up until signing day. The 2016 class won't be finalized until several more targets announce their final decisions on Wednesday. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Why should Longhorn fans care about Jordan Elliott’s national signing day decision?

Posted January 30th, 2016

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Texas recruiting target Jordan Elliott announced on Twitter Friday that he will be choosing his school of commitment on national signing day at noon.

Why should Horns fans be watching out his decision at noon on Wednesday?

He’s No. 10 on The Statesman’s Fabulous 55 list

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Elliott is the third-rated defensive tackle and third-highest rated uncommitted recruit on that list.

Defensive tackle is a position of need for the Longhorns in the 2016 class

Charlie Strong’s current class has only one defensive tackle in it at the moment, and the Longhorns unexpectedly lost Hassan Ridgway to the NFL draft as an early enrollee.

2016 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

Here's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Charlie Strong for the 2016 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from 247sports. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 3.

PlayerPos.SchoolStarsCommitted
Collin JohnsonWRSan Jose (V. Christ.), Calif.44/17/2014
Reggie Hemphill-MappsWRManvel310/4/2014
Demarco BoydILBGilmer31/30/2015
Shane BuecheleQBArlington Lamar42/23/2015
Tope ImadeOGArlington Bowie35/26/2015
Gerald WilbonDTDestrehan (La.)36/17/2015
Peyton AucoinTENew Orleans (La.) Martin37/24/2015
Malcolm RoachDEBaton Rouge (La.)311/6/2015
Andrew FitzgeraldDEFlower Mound411/12/2015
Denzel OkaforGLewisville411/14/2015
Davion CurtisWRTemple311/19/2015
Jean DelanceOTNorth Mesquite41/2/16
Zach ShackelfordGBelton31/17/16
Eric CuffeeCBWaco41/28/16
Lil'Jordan HumphreyWRSouthlake Carroll31/30/16
Kyle PorterRBKaty42/2/16
D'Andre Christmas-GilesDTNew Orleans (La.)32/2/16
Marcel SouthallDTDuncanville32/3/16
Chris DanielsDTEuless Trinity42/3/16
Brandon JonesSNacogdoches42/3/16
Erick FowlerLBManor42/3/16
Chris BrownSAlief Elsik32/3/16
Jeffrey McCullochLBAldine Davis42/3/16
Jordan ElliottDTHouston Westside42/3/16
Devin DuvernayWRSachse46/22/16
JP UrquidezOTCopperas Cove46/25/16

Elliott’s highlight video:

 

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