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.
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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