Devonaire Clarington commits to the Longhorns

Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns coaching staff are putting together a monumental class for 2015.

And it just got a lot better on Saturday when four-star tight end Devonaire Clarington (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington) announced his commitment to the Longhorns at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Clarington (6-foot-6 and 220-pounds) held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, and Georgia to name a few.

Clarington has great quickness off the line, size and strength. He is a bit raw and needs to work on route running. He has tons of upside and will be a deadly weapon in Austin over the coming years.

The addition of Clarington gives the Longhorns the tight end threat they desperately need. He will need to make the adjustment from a speed point of view at the next level but has wide receiver skills with a tight end frame.

The Longhorns continue their rise through the recruiting rankings. How far will they ultimately climb? National Signing Day is about a month away.

***** Clarington’s 1-on-1s at Army Bowl Practice

***** Clarington talks pre-decision after an Army Bowl practice

***** Clarington Game Clips

Scout.com Take:

Clarington has prototype size and athleticism and has been a force since he arrived in high school. At 6-foot-6, he should carry in the 260+ range down the road and is a mismatch both in the middle and down the field. He has Sunday potential. He flashes brilliance, but also has bouts of inconsistency and needs to improve his route running skills. Clarington has also lined up at DE and could have a future there as well.

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