Texas head coach Tom Herman speaks about the new recruit class on Wednesday. [Nick Wagner/American-Statesman]

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REWIND: Review how the start of the Early Signing Period went for the Longhorns! Who’s coming to Texas?

Posted December 19th, 2018


4 p.m.: Updates from Tom Herman’s press conference:




2:30 p.m.: It appears nine 2019 signees will arrive on campus early as well, participating in spring practices:

1 p.m.: Top national running back Trey Sanders picks Alabama after a late push from Tom Herman and the Texas coaches:

1 p.m.: Hookem.com’s Mike Craven was on hand for Melissa WR Kennedy Lewis’ commitment today. Look for a story later on the site about Texas recruiting and how the Metroplex may hold some promise for the Longhorns in future recruiting classes.

11:07 a.m.: Photos from Texas signees’ ceremonies are starting to post on social media. Here are a handful:

10:55 a.m. Longhorn coaches not only taking phone calls from signees but opting for FaceTime as well:

10:40: Coach Tom Herman makes an appearance on ESPN2’s signing day coverage:

10:30 a.m.: Four-star IMG running back Noah Cain picks Penn State over Texas and other schools:

9:45 a.m.: Signing No. 21 for the Longhorns on Wednesday is a junior college linebacker. Texas held off late charges from Oregon and Colorado for Caleb Johnson.

9:25 a.m.: Texas lands another linebacker, De’Gabriel Floyd from California.

9:03 a.m.: The Big 12 requires linebackers with speed, and Texas found one in converted safety Marcus Tillman Jr.

8:57 a.m.: Emmanuel Acho is excited about wide receiver Jake Smith.

8:48 a.m.: Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte talks signing day on Longhorn Network.

8:44 a.m.: The Longhorns had to hold off Missouri to pluck Marcus Washington out of St. Louis. They succeeded.

8:25 a.m.: Six more players signed after 8 a.m. CT, bringing the total to 17 players thus far in Texas’ 2019 class.

7:43 a.m.: Defensive end T’Vondre Sweat makes it official.

Meet the Longhorns: Defensive end T’Vondre Sweat wants to prove doubters wrong

7:38 a.m.: The Longhorns have added a couple more on the defensive side of the ball, with Peter Mpagi and David Gbenda.

7:33 a.m.: Things are moving quickly, with eight players already in for Texas.

6:25 a.m.: It’s 7:25 a.m. on the East Coast. Let’s check to see who has filed their letters of intent already:

And running back Derrian Brown’s signature has made its way to the 40 Acres:


5:30 a.m.: So where does Texas rank in the Big 12 for the 2019 recruiting class on the advent of the early signing period?

What does Wednesday look like for the Longhorns:

Texas is on the verge of back-to-back Top 5 classes. How can the Horns get there?

And what to expect from the Longhorns on Wednesday? Here’s what our expert Mike Craven says:

And some general things to know about Wednesday:

Some news from this week:

Bowie wide receiver Elijah Higgins picked his school:

The Longhorns picked up a wide-out commitment on Tuesday. Here’s what we know about him:

The Bevos also landed a key piece on the line from the JUCO ranks. What’s to know about him?—>





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