It was a great recruiting weekend for the Texas Longhorns, who hosted a UT mini-camp in Austin on Sunday. At the end of the day, the Horns came away with three verbal commitments from some of the top class of 2015 players in the state.
The first came from Keke Coutee, an athlete out of Lufkin, TX. Though he will most likely play defensive back, Coutee worked out some as a wide receiver and says that he’s open to playing on either side of the ball.
The next commitment came from a safety who was previously committed to the TCU Horned Frogs, Johnny Shaw.
The final verbal commitment of the day came from Connor Lanfear, a 6-6, 265-pound offensive lineman out of Buda. With the incoming linemen, both in 2014 and 2015, coach Stacey Searels appears to be building the best offensive line the 40 Acres has seen in years.
Though so far these are the only ones to have committed over the weekend, several more offers were issued and the Horns have a good shot at landing a lot of the young talent. In fact, Orangebloods.com reported this afternoon that wide receiver, Emanuel Porter, who picked up an offer this weekend from the Longhorns, also decommited from TCU earlier today and many feel that he, too, will end up in Austin.
Admittedly, it’s hard to get too excited about kids that won’t be on campus for another two years, but it shows you how much the game of recruiting has changed in college football and Mack Brown knew that he had to jump on these kids early or risk losing out on them. Nevertheless, Texas is putting together what could shape up to be another stellar recruiting class, and this is just the beginning.