Texas head coach Charlie Strong announces his 2016 recruiting class during a national signing day press conference in the Moncrief Athletics Complex at Royal-Memorial Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Texas lands commitment from TCU pledge Josh Thompson

Posted July 27th, 2016


Days after extending an offer, Texas picked up a commitment from Nacogdoches three-star cornerback Josh Thompson.

Thompson, the No. 53 player on the American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55, had been committed to TCU for more than a month but changed his mind in the wake of an offer from Texas that came at Under the Lights last weekend. In his corner was UT quarterback commit Sam Ehlinger, who earlier this month posted on Twitter an endorsement of Thompson with the hashtag #WeWantJosh. The two were 7-on-7 teammates at The Opening this month in Oregon and apparently hit it off.

In announcing his decision, Thompson wrote on Twitter “there is not a single thing wrong with TCU” but that he was flipping his commitment to Texas.


Texas now has seven commitments in a class that — in typical Charlie Strong fashion — is moving slowly through the summer. Thompson is the second cornerback in the class following the April commitment of Lake Dallas’ Kobe Boyce.

At Texas, Thompson will rejoin freshman safety Brandon Jones, his teammate at Nacogdoches.

2017 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

Here's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Tom Herman for the 2017 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from Horns247. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 1, 2017.

Damion MillerWRTyler John Tyler46/25/2015
Sam EhlingerQBWestlake47/28/2015
Kobe BoyceCBLake Dallas34/3/2016
Montrell EstellSHooks35/20/2016
Josh ThompsonCBNacogdoches37/27/2016
Taquon GrahamDLTemple49/5/16
Joshua Rowland*KMiss. Gulf Coast CCN/A12/11/16
Toneil CarterRBLangham Creek412/19/16
Cade BrewerTELake Travis312/23/16
Daniel YoungRBHouston Westfield312/23/16
Derek KerstetterOLSan Antonio Reagan312/26/16
Reese LeitaoTETulsa (Okla.) Jenks312/29/16
Marqez BimageLBBrenham31/6/17
Max CumminsOLFW All Saints31/17/17
Gary JohnsonLBDodge City CC41/20/17
*-indicates signed letter of intent

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