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Bastrop Cedar Creek defensive end Alfred Collins at the Heat Wave on June 22. (Mike Craven)

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The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2020 wishlist shortens with recent recruiting successes

Posted August 22nd, 2019

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Texas’ 2020 class sits at 17 commitments and ranks sixth in the nation. Tom Herman is putting together another elite group of prospects in his fourth UT class. The spots left in the cycle are limited with the Longhorns expected to take a larger class in 2021. It’s possible Texas ends up with 20 to 23 signatures.

Here are five players the Longhorns still hope to add in 2020:

West Mesquite running back Ty Jordan is among a new breed of three-dimensional talents. (Mike Craven)

Ty Jordan, running back, West Mesquite 

FYI: 5-7/183; 3 stars; No. 58-ranked player in Texas 

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The latest: The Longhorns scored an early pledge from Mookie Cooper, a dynamic playmaker from St. Louis. He de-committed in the spring and eventually committed to Ohio State. Jordan is a similar type of prospect. Texas scored its running back in the cycle with five-star Bijan Robinson. Jordan is an all-purpose back who can play multiple roles within Tim Beck’s offense. 

Jordan can play running back on third downs. He’s a weapon in the slot or on jet sweeps. He also could help in the return game. He’s Texas’ perfect complement to Robinson. Jordan was a first-team all-district selection as a junior after rushing for 1,236 yards and 16 touchdowns, adding 14 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns.  

Joshua Eaton, cornerback, Fort Bend MacArthur 

FYI: 6-2/175; 4 stars; No. 28-ranked cornerback 

The latest: Eaton is set to announce Friday and the Longhorns are the overwhelming favorite. Eaton is a long, lean cornerback who also could play safety. The recent commitment of Houston-area safety Xavion Alford only helps Texas’ chances since the two play travel 7-on-7 together in the summer. Eaton would be the third cornerback pledge of the class, joining Kitan Crawford and Ethan Pouncey. 

Alfred Collins, defensive end, Bastrop Cedar Creek

FYI: 6-6/275; 4 stars; No. 14 on the 2020 Fabulous 55 

The latest: Collins is the final defensive line target for Texas in the 2020 cycle. Texas is dominating within the state with pledges from Vernon Broughton and Princely Umanmielen. Utah’s Van Fillinger is also committed to play end at Texas. Collins is a growing local product who could easily weigh 300 pounds by the time he graduates high school. The former basketball player is athletic and adding strength to his frame. 

LV Bunkley-Shelton, wide receiver, Juniper Serra (Calif.)

FYI: 6-0/180; 4 stars; No. 34-ranked wide receiver 

The latest: Texas’ lone wide receiver commit is Temple four-star Quentin Johnston. The Longhorns don’t need a four receiver class, but Drew Mehringer is on the hunt for one or two more prospects to add this cycle. 

Bunkley-Shelton started trending toward Texas at the end of July and is a good complement to the taller Johnston. He’s a productive receiver with big-play ability after the catch. Bunkley-Shelton caught 81 passes for 1,012 yards and three touchdowns as a junior. USC and Ohio State are also in the mix. 

Kelee Ringo, cornerback, Saguaro (Ariz.)

FYI: 6-2/205; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked cornerback 

The latest: Texas doesn’t need another cornerback, especially if Eaton picks Texas over Texas A&M and Oklahoma. Ringo is a long-time target of Texas who was high on the Longhorns early in the process. Georgia is currently considered the favorite, but the momentum held by Texas plus the commitment of Bijan, a fellow Arizona native, gives the Longhorns a chance. That grows if he takes an official visit to Austin before picking a school. 

 

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