Temple defensive lineman Taquon Graham verbally committed to the Longhorns Monday after Texas' 50-47 defeat of Notre Dame. (Henry Huey for hookem.com)

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Recruiting recap: 2017 Longhorns and Friday night’s lights

Posted October 29th, 2016

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Texas football fans are surely interested in the current state of affairs on the 40 Acres, but an eye should also be kept on who the team is recruiting.

Texas’ 2017 recruiting class has received seven verbal commitments. 247Sports currently ranks the Longhorns’ upcoming group of recruits as the nation’s 58th-best, while Texas checks in at No. 69 in the Rivals rankings.

So what do Texas fans have to look forward to? Here is our weekly rundown of how members of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class performed on the gridiron (also known as the Sam Ehlinger Report):

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Westlake QB Sam Ehlinger

Ehlinger is likely done for the season after he sustained a thumb injury on Oct. 7. (Ehlinger also missed four games this year with a knee injury).  Ehlinger expressed his support for the Longhorns following last week’s loss to Kansas State.

Tyler John Tyler WR Damion Miller

Miller had two catches in a 69-22 rout of Mesquite Horn on Friday, and one of those receptions was turned into an 86-yard touchdown. Miller also intercepted Oklahoma-bound quarterback Chris Robison and turned that turnover into a 40-yard score.

Nacogdoches DB Josh Thompson

Nacogdoches dropped a 27-14 decision to Ennis on Friday. Stats were not immediately available for Thompson, who expressed his support for the Longhorns following last week’s loss to Kansas State.  Thompson also picked up a scholarship offer from Penn State on Wednesday.

Hooks DB Montrell Estell

Hooks dropped a 35-20 decision to DeKalb on Friday. Stats were not immediately available for Estell.

Lake Dallas DB Kobe Boyce

Boyce’s defense allowed 516 yards of offense in a 34-29 loss to Little Elm on Friday. Stats were not immediately available for Boyce, who expressed his support for the Longhorns following last week’s loss to Kansas State.

Liberty-Eylau DL Lagaryonn Carson

The Leopards are 4-5 after a 27-3 win over Princeton on Friday. No stats were immediately available for Carson, who has reportedly been suspended twice this season. Carson expressed his support for the Longhorns following last week’s loss to Kansas State.

Temple DL Taquon Graham

Graham’s defense allowed 217 yards off offense in a 17-16 loss to College Station on Friday. No stats were immediately available for Graham, who told the Temple Daily Telegram that “I’m really proud of our defense for stepping up and making plays. Honestly, (College Station) stepped up and we had too many mental mistakes.”

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