Conroe Oak Ridge committed to Texas after an unofficial visit. (Mike Craven)

Names to know as Texas readies to host its first junior day of 2018

Posted February 16th, 2018

Story highlights
  • Texas is set to host multiple offensive prospects with offers.
  • Five defensive priorities are expected to attend junior day this weekend.
  • Texas will also play host to 2020 prospects like Zachary Evans during junior days.

Junior day is here

Texas is set to host junior days throughout the weekend as dozens of 2019 and 2020 targets expected to visit Austin from Friday to Sunday. Tom Herman is ready to focus on the 2019 class, holding just one commitment in the entire class. That commitment – 4-star quarterback Roschon Johnson of Port Neches-Groves – is expected to attend junior day.

Texas commit Roschon Johnson will be in Austin for junior day. (Mike Craven)

Junior Day is a chance for the coaching staff to showcase the Longhorn football program to the next batch of recruits at one time. It also allows players to build bonds and start building an idea of which college works best. Rivals like Texas A&M and Oklahoma have already held junior days and hold a total of 11 combined commitments between the two schools.

The Longhorns are playing catch up, but there is plenty of time to move towards the top of the rankings with the early signing period 10 months away. Below are five offensive and defensive targets expected to attend who already hold a Texas offer, plus five 2020 prospects who are already on the Texas radar.


We also name five prospects in the 2019 class who might be close to a Texas offer.

Five offensive targets with offers  

Garrett Wilson, wide receiver, Lake Travis

FYI: 6-0/185; 4 stars; No. 7 on the Fabulous 55

Tyler Johnson, offensive tackle, Conroe Oak Ridge

FYI: 6-5/308; 4 stars; No. 15 on the Fabulous 55

Deondrick Glass, running back, Katy

FYI: 5-11/190; 4 stars; No. 18 on the Fabulous 55

Arjei Henderson, wide receiver, Fort Bend Travis

FYI: 6-1/179; 4 stars; No. 2 on the Fabulous 55

Javonne Shepherd, offensive tackle, North Forest

FYI: 6-7/305; 4 stars; No. 31 on the Fabulous 55

Five defensive targets with offers

DeMarvin Leal, defensive tackle, Converse Judson

FYI: 6-4/280; 4 stars; No. 3 on the Fabulous 55

Marcus Banks, cornerback, Spring Dekaney

FYI: 6-0/170; 4 stars; No. 12 on the Fabulous 55

Demani Richardson, safety, Waxahachie

FYI: 6-2/205; 4 stars; No. 24 on the Fabulous 55

Marcel Brooks, outside linebacker, Flower Mound

 FYI: 6-3/200; 4 stars; No. 17 on the Fabulous 55

Da’Gabriel Floyd, outside linebacker, Westlake Village (Calif.)

FYI: 6-2/200; 4 stars; No. 38-ranked player in country

Five 2020 prospects with offers

Zachary Evans, running back, Galena Park North Shore

FYI: 6-0/207; 5 stars; No. 39-ranked player in country

Dwight McGlothern, cornerback, New Caney

FYI: 6-foot-1/166; 4 stars; No. 69-ranked player in country

Demond Demas, wide receiver, North Forest

FYI: 6-3/180; 4 stars; No. 49-ranked player in country

Darius Snow, safety, Hebron

FYI: 6-2/210; not ranked

Chris Thompson, safety, Duncanville

FYI: 6-2/180; not ranked

Five 2019 prospects who could receive offers

Tamauzia Brown, wide receiver, Newton

FYI: 6-1/175; 4 stars; No. 30 on Fabulous 55

Baylor Cupp, tight end, Brock

FYI: 6-6/235; 3 stars; No. 19-ranked tight end in nation

Johnathan McGill, safety, Coppell

FYI: 5-9/170; 3 stars; No. 29 on Fabulous 55

 Jaylen Ellis, wide receiver, Round Rock Cedar Ridge

FYI: 6-0/180; 3 stars; No. 32 on Fabulous 55

Gilbert Ibeneme, defensive end, Pearland

FYI: 6-3.5/255; 4 stars; No. 24-ranked defensive end in the country