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Texas loses commit Tim Irvin to Auburn

Posted January 18th, 2015

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For the second day in a row, Texas absorbed a hit to its football recruiting class.

The latest crack came Sunday when four-star defensive back Tim Irvin changed course and pledged to Auburn two weeks after picking Texas. Irvin, of Miami, was part of the so-called Florida Five that Texas had hoped to sign. It’s now the Florida Four.

Irvin’s exit came one day after Texas lost three-star defensive athlete Louis Brown. Brown, of Burton, soured on the Longhorns during his official visit to Texas.

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This leaves Texas with 23 commitments, eight under the maximum total it can make room for. The defections cost Texas two spots — 10th to 12th — in 247Sports’ rankings.

The weekend was not a total failure, as three top 150 prospects were on campus: in-state cornerbacks Holton Hill and Kris Boyd, and LSU running back commit Nick Brossette. On Sunday, four-star wide receiver Ryan Newsome announced via Twitter that Texas is among his final two choices. Newsome, of Aledo, will also consider UCLA before announcing his decision this Friday.

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