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:
— Nino (@qdiggs6) February 3, 2016
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson’s encouragement to the new crop of linebackers at UT.
— Derrick Johnson (@superdj56) February 3, 2016
New Orleans Saints defensive back Kenny Vaccaro on Charlie Strong’s close Wednesday:
— G1 Savage (@kennyvaccaro) February 3, 2016
Professional golfer Jordan Spieth summing up Texas fans’ thoughts:
Great day for Texas football! @TexasSports
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) February 3, 2016
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Earl Thomas on Brandon Jones’ commitment
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) February 3, 2016
Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner welcoming Chris Daniels to the 2016 class:
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) February 3, 2016
Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Cory Redding congratulating Charlie Strong:
— Cory Redding Sr. (@CRedd90) February 3, 2016
San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson on what the class means to the rest of the Big 12:
The eyes of Texas are back in Austin. Hope yall in Waco & Fort Worth have had your fun. Hook Em.
— Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) February 3, 2016
LA Rams running back Malcolm Brown’s adulation:
Congrats to all the signees today!! Can't believe it was 5 yrs ago when I came in wit all my bros
— Malcolm Brown (@MallyCat_28) February 3, 2016
Former linebacker Emmanuel Acho’s 2016 class in comparison to other programs:
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) February 3, 2016
Former wide recceiver Quan Cosby’s take on the recruiting experts:
From what I'm hearing about recruiting I guess the so called experts were pretty far off!! Which sounds about right #justsaying
— Quan Cosby (@QCosby17) February 3, 2016
Former defensive back Rod Babers’ mantra for Strong’s national signing day’s tactics
"ABC…Always be closing, always be closing!!!" 🤘🏾🐂🙌🏾 https://t.co/1zZljh63C3
— Rod Babers (@rodbabers) February 3, 2016
Former defensive lineman Kheeston Randall’s welcome to the 2016 class:
Welcome to the family #HookEm
— Miyagi_khee (@KRan409) February 3, 2016
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