The Longhorns needed a running back in the 2019 class and Tom Herman’s program took a familiar path out of state to find its first piece at the position in the cycle. It was the only position Texas had yet to gain a commitment from in the cycle. Derrian Brown, a four-star running back from Georgia, committed to the Longhorns after his official visit to Texas to become the 16th member of a top 10 class.
The Buford product plays just thirty minutes from fellow Texas commit Kenyatta Watson II. Brown, a 5-foot-10, 179-pound prospect, possesses great balance and strength in his lower body. Brown carries defenders and is rarely tackled by one person. He doesn’t possess track speed, but he’s fast enough to beat teams with long runs and as a receiver out of the backfield.
Buford chose Texas over 30 other offers. He’s the No. 15-ranked running back in the class and the No. 235-ranked overall prospect in the cycle. He’s the eighth out-of-state commit in the 2019 class. The Longhorns are still in the race for running backs like Noah Cain and Trey Sanders. Katy prospect Deondrick Glass is the only in-state running back with a Texas offer.
Brown’s commitment was first reported by Rivals.com.
2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||4||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
|Tyler Owens||S||Plano East||4||Sept. 24|
|David Gbenda||ILB||Katy Cinco Ranch||4||Sept. 30|
|Marcus Washington||WR||Trinity Catholic (Mo.)||4||Oct. 26|
|Myron Warren||DE||Many (La.)||3||Nov. 19|
|Jacoby Jones||DE||Butler C.C.||3||Nov. 21|
|Caleb Johnson||OLB||Fullerton College (Calif.)||3||Dec. 17|
|Kennedy Lewis||WR||Melissa||3||Dec. 18|
|Isaiah Hookfin||OT||Fort Bend Dulles||4||Dec. 21|
|Bru McCoy||ATH||Mater Dei (Calif.)||5||Jan. 25|
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