Texas's John Chiles avoids Florida Atlantic's Jamere Johnson during the first half on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. (Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman)

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Where are the former Longhorns from the national Top 100 from 2007?

Posted January 31st, 2017

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This week the Washington Post took a look back at the Top 100 recruits, as designated by Rivals, from the 2007 signing class. The feature states 39 on the list were drafted by the NFL with 20 still in the league. Seven made the Pro Bowl. Four are dead, including one the Longhorns signed that year. The No. 1 recruit that year was Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Other notables include Eric Berry, Cam Newton and Dez Bryant.

Eight Longhorn signees dot the list. Those commits along with others from that year gave the Longhorns the No. 4 class nationally with two five-star recruits – John Chiles and Tray Allen.

So just where are the former Longhorns from that list now?

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Here’s what the Post had to say about the Longhorn signees from the Class of 2007 and where they are now:

UT's Tray Allen walks off the field after losing to Alabama at the National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Thursday Jan. 7, 2010. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)
UT’s Tray Allen walks off the field after losing to Alabama at the National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Thursday Jan. 7, 2010. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)

No. 16, Tray Allen, OL

“After college, Allen played briefly in the Arena League. Most recently, he has been an educator and high school coach in San Antonio.”

No. 21, Curtis Brown, DB

“Brown was a third-round pick by the Steelers in 2011 and spent three seasons as a role player. He played in the CFL last season.”

No. 31, John Chiles, QB/WR

“Once touted as the next Vince Young, Chiles instead moved to wide receiver at Texas. He never played in the NFL but dabbled in the Arena League and CFL.”

No. 39, Michael Huey, OL

“Undrafted in 2011, Huey spent time with four NFL teams but never made an active roster. After some success in the Arena League, he is now a car salesman in Texas, according to his LinkedIn profile.”

El Paso Andress High School's Andre Jones signals
El Paso Andress High School’s Andre Jones signals “Hook ’em horns” after verbally committing to play football at Texas, on March 10, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. Jones, now a freshman defensive tackle at Texas, was arrested and booked into jail on an aggravated robbery charge Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, his 18th birthday. (El Paso Times, Mark Lambie)

No. 72, Andre Jones, DL

Hookem.com’s Rick Cantu profiled Jones in 2014. He graduated high school early and arrived on campus in the spring of 2007. He was arrested for armed robbery in July 2007 and eventually plead guilty in June 2008. Tragically he passed away Feb. 14, 2014.

No. 80, Malcolm Williams, WR

“Williams was a starter for the Longhorns but left school after three years to tend to family issues, according to news reports at the time.”

No. 88, Ben Wells, DB

“Wells transferred to Stephen F. Austin. He signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2012 but didn’t catch on and has spent some time in the CFL and Arena League.”

No. 97, Keenan Robinson, LB

“Robinson was drafted in the fourth round in 2012 by the Redskins and has appeared in 52 NFL games. He spent last season with the Giants.”

To read the entire list, click here.

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