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.
Congrats to my brother on his commitment to Texas! ✊🏻❤️❤️I know he is going to do great things 😁 pic.twitter.com/wcdBJrmTB8Advertisement
— Travis Whillock (@traviswhillock) February 2, 2016
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.
State Champion coming to ATX! #LetsRide
— Charlie Strong (@CoachStrong_) February 2, 2016
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 classHere'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 Johnson||WR||San Jose (V. Christ.), Calif.||4||4/17/2014|
|Shane Buechele||QB||Arlington Lamar||4||2/23/2015|
|Tope Imade||OG||Arlington Bowie||3||5/26/2015|
|Gerald Wilbon||DT||Destrehan (La.)||3||6/17/2015|
|Peyton Aucoin||TE||New Orleans (La.) Martin||3||7/24/2015|
|Malcolm Roach||DE||Baton Rouge (La.)||3||11/6/2015|
|Andrew Fitzgerald||DE||Flower Mound||4||11/12/2015|
|Jean Delance||OT||North Mesquite||4||1/2/16|
|Lil'Jordan Humphrey||WR||Southlake Carroll||3||1/30/16|
|D'Andre Christmas-Giles||DT||New Orleans (La.)||3||2/2/16|
|Chris Daniels||DT||Euless Trinity||4||2/3/16|
|Chris Brown||S||Alief Elsik||3||2/3/16|
|Jeffrey McCulloch||LB||Aldine Davis||4||2/3/16|
|Jordan Elliott||DT||Houston Westside||4||2/3/16|
|JP Urquidez||OT||Copperas Cove||4||6/25/16|
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