Texas coach Tom Herman speaks during a press conference as he updates the local media about recruiting and incoming players during signing day at Moncrief Athletics Complex on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Follow live: It’s National Signing Day! Who’s coming to Texas?

Posted February 1st, 2017


It’s National Signing Day, which means there are new players coming to Texas. Follow all the action here.

5:45: Hudl released its classes of 2017 breakdown of all signees’ highlight tapes on one landing page. Here you can find highlights from signees in the Texas’ 2017 class.

4:45: The last commit to Tom Herman’s 2017 class, Jordan Pouncey, created this video that was played before his commitment earlier today. Complete with archive footage of Texas burner Johnny “Lam” Jones:



Westlake senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger(4) prepares for a Class 6A, Division I high school football playoff game against Converse Judson at Chaparral Stadium, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)
Westlake senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger(4) prepares for a Class 6A, Division I high school football playoff game against Converse Judson at Chaparral Stadium, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

4:30: Remember the name: Sam Ehlinger (That’s GER, not JER) could compete for job as Texas’ quarterback. Full story by Danny Davis here.

4:25: 2017 signee inside linebacker Gary Johnson lists his reasons why he’s headed to Texas:

4:15: Former Texas linebacker and current Longhorn Network analyst Emmanuel Acho compares 2017 signee Daniel Young to a former 40 Acres great:

4:10: Hookem.com’s Mike Craven, Danny Davis and Brian Davis break down each of Tom Herman’s 18 members of the 2017 class here.

3:55: Mike Craven was on the scene Wednesday from Galena Park, where North Shore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson picked LSU over Texas. Read more about Chaisson’s decision here.

3:45: In his 2 p.m. presser, Tom Herman spoke about the 2017 signing class. Check out the play-by-play here and read more about it here.

12:57: More on Jordan Pouncey:

12:51: More on Jordan Pouncey:

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12:50: Jordan Pouncey is a Longhorn:

12:36: International fans are getting in the National Signing Day spirit:


12:35: Celebrate the end of #NSD17 with this Tom Herman ‘Office Space’ parody right here

12:32: Texas lineman Jean Delance comments on National Signing Day:

12:29: Whataburger has more jokes on National Signing Day:

12:27: The biggest surprise of the day is ready  to come to Texas:

12:16: @TomTheHerman comments on National Signing Day:

12:11: Former Longhorn Jon Coppens is a now a Georgetown Hoya:

12:07: More from Derek Kerstetter’s signing day event:

12:04: Tom Herman talks about today’s events:

11:55: Jerrod Heard comments on National Signing Day:

11:52: More on Chaisson picking LSU:

11:34: More signing day reaction… this one has a catchy name:

11:32: More on Chaisson’s decision:

11:30: K’Lavon Chaisson decides to head to Baton Rouge. Read more here. 

11:29: K’Lavon Chaisson is headed to LSU:

11:27: Mike Craven was live:

11:07: More on Josh Thompson:

11:00: K’Lavon Chaisson is ready:

10:55: Let the Jordan Pouncey watch begin (P.S.: that’s eastern standard time):

10:51: Tom Herman was working the phones this morning:

10:47: More on why Kobe Boyce picked the Longhorns:

10:39: Chevin Calloway is headed to Arkansas after flirting with the idea of being a Longhorn:

10:35: Former Texas commit Xavier Newman is Baylor bound:

10:28: More on Josh Rowland:

10:18: Lufkin’s Malik Jackson, Class of 2018,  sends a message to today’s signees:

10:12: More from Josh Thompson’s signing day event:

10:11: More from Daniel Young’s signing day event:

10:08: Clearly K’Lavon Chaisson is having fun on signing day… but will he break Longhorn fans’ hearts?


10:07: Brandon Jones wishes new (and former high school) teammates well:


10:06: More on Kobe Boyce:

10:04: Former Longhorn Tarell Brown wishes the new Longhorns well:

9:53: Photo: Spring Westfield running back Daniel Young Signs

9:50: Photos: Lake Dallas DB Kobe Boyce signs.

9:33: Justin Tucker chimes in on a new Westlake star joining the Longhorns:

9:22: Cade Brewer signs:

9:19: Max Cummins is excited to join the Longhorns:


9:18: Why Stephan Zabie chose UCLA and not Texas:

9:17: Ex-Longhorn DeAndre McNeal to play football at Florida Atlantic. Read more here. 

9:08: Cade Brewer ceremony about to get started at Lake Travis High School:

9:07: Longhorn great D.D. Lewis wishes new Texas players well:


9:05: Texas DB Brandon Jones is excited to see Damion Miller has joined the Longhorns:


9:00: Samuel Cosmi and Marquez Bimage are Longhorns

More on Marquez Bimage:

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More on Samuel Cosmi:

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8:54: Somebody give new Longhorn linebacker Gary Johnson a jump:


8:43: From Mike Craven, live in Houston:  K’Lavon Chaisson’s recruitment is becoming a rollercoaster ride for Texas and LSU fans. The Longhorns led, at least in perception, for weeks leading into national signing day. The whispers are changing and it looks like the four-star defensive end is leaning towards heading to Baton Rouge. He’ll make his decision around 11 a.m. in his high school gymnasium. Chaisson is the best prospect still available on Texas’ board. He’s the most important 2017 recruit for Tom Herman’s staff. Chaisson will make an impact as a true freshman at his college of choice because of his elite pass rushing skills. More on Chaisson here. 

And Mike’s thoughts on Jordan Pouncey: 

Jordan Pouncey is still trending towards Texas despite a late visit to Tennessee. Herman’s staff has done a masterful job recruiting Pouncey and it is expected to result in the 6-foot-2 wide receiver’s signature. Pouncey, a Florida product who grew up a Longhorn fan because of Vince Young, visited Texas in January and left campus with Texas as his leader. He would join John Tyler’s Damion Miller as wide receiver commits in the 2017 class. Read more here. 

8:40: Temple High School celebrates its recent signees, including Texas’ new defensive end Taquon Graham:

8:37: Damion Miller, Montrell Estell and Gary Johnson are all Longhorns:

More on Damion Miller:

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More on Montrell Estell: 

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More on Gary Johnson: 

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8:19 Jamari Chisholm explains why he’s going to Texas:

8:17: Tom Herman talks up his recruiting class. Read more. 

8:16: Taquon Graham is a Longhorn!

More on Taquon Graham: 

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8:05: Derek Kerstetter, Josh Thompson and Daniel Young are Longhorns:

More on Derek Kerstetter:

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More on Josh Thompson:

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More on Daniel Young: 

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8:00: Stephan Zabie is heading to UCLA, not Texas. Read more here. 

757: Texas gets a surprise commitment: The Longhorns added a JUCO defensive lineman to the 2017 class with a late offer. Recruiting never ends, and Tom Herman proved that by extending an offer to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s defensive tackle Jamari Chisholm late Tuesday night. Read more here. 

7:49: Tom Herman is excited about Kobe Boyce


7:47: Zabie time!

7:32: Future Longhorn Daniel Young is ready for Signing Day

7:30: Cade Brewer, Max Cummins and Reese Leitao  are officially Longhorns:

More on Max Cummins

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More on Reese Leitao

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More on Cade Brewer

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7:24: Longhorn fans are hoping this is the only change of plans that Taquon Graham has today:

7:14: The Signing Day Mixed Tape has arrived:

7:01: You’ll have to wait a little longer, Longhorn fans, for one big recruit:

6:47: Jamaal Charles is ready for signing day:

6:46: The Texas staff is gearing up for a big day:


6:45: New offensive line coach Derek Warehime announces the Longhorns are off to a strong start:

6:20: Some are even in a forgiving mood on National Signing Day:

6:18: Former Longhorn Marquise Goodwin is excited for signing day


6:16: One Texas recruit, Kobe Boyce, hinted at a big day for the Longhorns:


6 a.m.: Three recruits, Westlake quarterback Sam Ehlinger, junior college transfer kicker Josh Rowland and running back Toneil Carter are already enrolled at Texas and are on campus.

 More on Sam Ehlinger:

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More on Toneil Carter:

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More on Josh Rowland: 

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