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Texas football alums react on Twitter to the class of 2016

Posted February 4th, 2016


Wednesday was a landmark national signing day for Charlie Strong and his staff. After the Horns’ 2016 class ranking was hovering around the 30s to begin the day, Strong saw seven previously uncommitted recruits sign with Texas by mid-afteroon. In all, the Class of 2016had a ranking that was near Top 10 nationally, and Charlie had ‘a good day’ Wednesday.

The Statesman’s Cedric Golden believes Strong is starting to make huge strides with Texas high school football coaches. The Statesman’s Kirk Bohls’ thoughts on yesterday? Texas has a new Coach February.

But what did former Longhorns players and recruits think of national signing day? Here’s a sampling of their reactions on Twitter:


Detroit Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs on Brandon Jones’ commitment:

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson’s encouragement to the new crop of linebackers at UT.

New Orleans Saints defensive back Kenny Vaccaro on Charlie Strong’s close Wednesday:

Professional golfer Jordan Spieth summing up Texas fans’ thoughts:

Seattle Seahawks defensive back Earl Thomas on Brandon Jones’ commitment

Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner welcoming Chris Daniels to the 2016 class:

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Cory Redding congratulating Charlie Strong:

San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson on what the class means to the rest of the Big 12:

LA Rams running back Malcolm Brown’s adulation:

Former linebacker Emmanuel Acho’s 2016 class in comparison to other programs:

Former wide recceiver Quan Cosby’s take on the recruiting experts:

Former defensive back Rod Babers’ mantra for Strong’s national signing day’s tactics

Former defensive lineman Kheeston Randall’s welcome to the 2016 class:

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