While a few players with cursory Texas interest over the course of the process are taking part in the start of the Division II Texas State 7-on-7 Championships today in Leander, there are only two with serious Longhorn interest at this point. Here are the two to watch.
Jarrett Stidham, QB, Stephenville
It sounds strange to say that the state's best quarterback for 2015 only threw three passes a year ago. But Stidham has been absolute nails on the camp and 7-on-7 circuit, clocking a 4.65 40-yard dash at the June 2 Texas camp and throwing darts all over the field with his powerful arm. He certainly looks the part, and he showed his athleticism a year ago by putting up more than 800 yards and 11 touchdowns receiving. This will be his first real chance to throw in a major situation like this, and I bet a lot of people come across impressed. Stidham has a Texas offer, one of five that the Longhorns have extended to quarterbacks in the 2015 class, including four in-state offers at the position. Also on Stidham's team is safety Mookie Carlisle, whom the Texas staff has looked into at times.
Kris Boyd, CB, Gilmer
One of the top cover guys to emerge so far in the 2015 class, Boyd has all the tools you love to see. He's 6-foot-1, has a long, lanky body and ran a 4.5-flat at the June 9 Texas camp. But for all of his tools, he's also a really good football player. Boyd showed the ability to be a smooth cover corner at the Texas camp, and earned an offer from the Longhorn staff afterward. Texas sits in a great spot here and would love to add Boyd to its 2015 crop of commits. Taking a look at Boyd would also give you a glance at 2014 linebacker Josh Walker, who earned a Texas offer before committing to Texas A&M.