Katy's running back Kyle Porter runs for yardage as Steele's Henry Willoughby (55) pursues him during UIL Class 6A Division II state semifinal football action at Alamo Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

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Katy RB Kyle Porter commits to Texas

Posted February 2nd, 2016


In an unexpected announcement on the eve of signing day, four-star Katy running back Kyle Porter has committed to Texas.

The announcement was made via Twitter by Porter’s teammate.

Porter, the No. 39 player on the American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55, is the first running back to commit to Texas’ 2016 class. He was thought to be leaning toward TCU or Arkansas, so the announcement was a bit of a shocker.

Porter (5-11, 208 pounds) is the nation’s No. 11 running back, according to 247Sports’ composite ratings. He ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns  in a win over Lake Travis in last season’s Class 6A Division II championship.

That makes 16 commits for Texas, which will try to close with another 10 or so on signing day. The Horns’ class rating currently sits at No. 25

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.

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

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