New Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has yet to coach a game in Austin, but he has quietly put together a solid recruiting class so far for the 2015 class, as they reeled in yet another player on Tuesday; 3-star safety Deshon Elliot pledged to the Longhorns over Arkansas, Baylor and Texas A&M.
The 6-foot-1, 200 pound defensive back is rated as the 19th best safety in the nation for the class of 2015, and the No. 46 overall player in the state of Texas after recording 70 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and one touchdown during his junior season this past year at Rockwall-Heath High School in Rockwall, TX.
With the addition of Elliot, the Longhorns now have the No. 9 overall class in the nation and the second-best class in the Big-12. Elliot currently stands as the third-best recruit in the class behind 4-star offensive guard Patrick Vahe and 4-star running back Jordan Stevenson. Elliot is also the second safety prospect to verbally commit to the Longhorns, as he joins fellow 3-star Johnny Shaw.
Texas has eight total commitments in the class, with six of them being of 3-star status, while Vahe and Stevenson make up the only two 4-star commits in the class. Out of those eight current commitments, five have been committed to the Longhorns since 2013.
Many have criticized the hire of Strong to Texas, but without coaching a game so far, he has already put the program back in the right direction where the foundation must begin, and that is in recruiting.
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