Armanti Foreman Picks Texas

Texas picked up its 20th commitment of the class on Thursday night when 2014 Texas City receiver Armanti Foreman picked the Longhorns.

The 6-foot wideout is a four-star prospect according to Scout.com, and he's rated as the No. 22 wide receiver in the country. Foreman attended the Texas camp earlier this summer and played well, including a 4.48 40-yard dash.

Here's his Scout.com analysis:


"Foreman is extremely quick off the line and super quick in and out of his breaks, which allows him to create separation. Has great acceleration and can get to his top speed in a hurry. He is very dangerous with the ball in his hands, a threat in the open field. He shows nifty stop and go moves which makes him tough to tackle. That combination makes him a complete package, a receiver who can attack defenses on short, intermediate and deep routes."


Foreman had a big senior season, catching 36 passes for 959 yards and nine touchdowns, while rushing for another 534 yards and four touchdowns. But as Texas's No. 6 wide receiver commitment, and with the Longhorns landing three in last year's class, it brings up the question: what are the Longhorns going to do with all those bodies?

But Texas has taken a wide variety of wideouts, and they don't really have a bunch of redundancies. Everybody brings a body or game that's a little bit different than the others, and there's some versatility there. The speed and fluidity of guys like Jacorey Warrick and Roderick Bernard means that they could move over to defense, if needed. Garrett Gray has the frame to potentially bulk up.

None of those scenarios might happen. But the point is simply that it's too early to state that the Longhorns have gone overboard in wide receiver recruiting. Foreman has a spot, and it's a different one than that of Bernard, Gray, Emmanuel Porter, Lorenzo Joe and Dorian Leonard.


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