Texas Signs 2011 Class

All signatures are in, and the Texas Longhorns have put together a top-five class.

Texas missed out late on a couple prospects, but managed to maintain a high ranking by holding onto their other 22 commitments, including four players rated five-stars prospects by Scout.com. The depth of the class is also impressive, with Texas landing a total of 15 players ranked four stars or higher. That depth actually allowed the Longhorns to boast the highest average star rating of any class in the country.

Four of those players — quarterback David Ash, tight end M.J. McFarland, linebacker Chet Moss and defensive back Quandre Diggs — are already on campus preparing for the spring.

Texas fixed weaknesses at defensive back and on the offensive line by signing five players apiece. That made up the bulk of the class, though the Longhorns took one player at each spot with the exception of a special teamer.

Of the 22 signees, 21 hail from the Lone Star State. The exception is cornerback Josh Turner, the top player in Oklahoma this season.

The Longhorns still have a couple of scholarships left, so the possibility exists that they could still add a player or two to the 2011 class.

2011 Texas Football Signees

QB David Ash, Belton

RB Malcolm Brown, Cibolo Steele

RB Joe Bergeron, North Mesquite

WR Miles Onyegbule, Arlington

WR Jaxon Shipley, Brownwood

TE M.J. McFarland, El Dorado

OT Josh Cochran, Hallsville

OT Garrett Greenlea, Klein Collins

OG Taylor Doyle, Lake Travis

OG Sedrick Flowers, Galena North Shore

OG Marcus Hutchins, De Soto

DE Cedric Reed, Cleveland

DT Desmond Jackson, Houston Westfield

DT Quincy Russell, San Antonio Houston

LB Steve Edmond, Daingerfield

LB Chet Moss, Cedar Park

LB Kendall Thompson, Carthage

DB Quandre Diggs, Angleton

DB Sheroid Evans, Dulles

DB Leroy Scott, South Houston

DB Mykkele Thompson, San Antonio Stevens

DB Josh Turner, Millwood (Okla.)

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