2016 Athlete DeMarco Boyd commits to Texas

Charlie Strong and the Texas coaching staff continue to ride the recruiting wave of momentum in the Lone Star State.

Earlier today two players ranked in the top 60 in America pulled the trigger for Texas when four-star defensive backs Kris Boyd (Gilmer, Texas) and Holton Hill (Houston/Lamar) announced on a local television station in Austin.

Turns out, the day was only getting started as far as commitments were concerned as 2016 LB/RB Demarco Boyd (Gilmer, Texas), the younger brother of Kris Boyd, decided to end all speculation and join the Longhorns as well.

I really can't explain the moment right now. I'm just trying to enjoy it while I can," Demarco tells HD. "A lot of people don't get the opportunity to do what I do."

Demarco said the decision was made to go to Texas prior to his brother announcing for the Longhorns on Friday.

"Me and my brother talked about it and I've been wanting to commit there. But he wanted me to wait for him so he could get it out of the way. So I went ahead and made my announcement after him."

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound athlete plays all over the field and is one of the top two-way standouts for next year's class. He told HD that he thinks he is being recruited by UT as a linebacker but isn't entirely sure. He can also play running back.

The standout junior already has offers from Baylor, Florida State, Texas and Texas A&M.

I actually made my decision on Monday," Boyd said.

The Aggies actually just offered Demarco earlier this week, but it was too little too late in his eyes. The Longhorns have been his top school ever since he picked up that UT offer a few months ago.

From my perspective, from what my brother wanted, it kind of made me think," Demarco said about picked up the Aggies offer this week. "But I didn't let it effect me."

Boyd joins standout wide receivers Reggie Hemphill and Collin Johnson as early Longhorns commitments for 2016.

Demarco and Kris helped Gilmer erase an 18-point deficit to beat West Orange-Stark 35-25 in the 4A Division II Texas State Championship game in December at AT&T Stadium.

"I'm just a different Demarco," he said. "I like to play dirty. Love to play dirty."

Texas has 14 available scholarships for next year but expect to see a class size of around 20.

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