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.
Once Again This Is My Decision.. Thanks To Everyone Who Is With Me. pic.twitter.com/xZ4o3zezTS
— Josh Thompson (@given__talent) July 27, 2016
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 classHere'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 Miller||WR||Tyler John Tyler||4||6/25/2015|
|Kobe Boyce||CB||Lake Dallas||3||4/3/2016|
|Joshua Rowland*||K||Miss. Gulf Coast CC||N/A||12/11/16|
|Toneil Carter||RB||Langham Creek||4||12/19/16|
|Cade Brewer||TE||Lake Travis||3||12/23/16|
|Daniel Young||RB||Houston Westfield||3||12/23/16|
|Derek Kerstetter||OL||San Antonio Reagan||3||12/26/16|
|Reese Leitao||TE||Tulsa (Okla.) Jenks||3||12/29/16|
|Max Cummins||OL||FW All Saints||3||1/17/17|
|Gary Johnson||LB||Dodge City CC||4||1/20/17|
|*-indicates signed letter of intent|
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