HD Hot Board: Trimming Things Down

Welcome to the 2016 HD Hot Board where we'll bring you an up-to-date look at where we think Texas stands with its targets.



– Pretty self-explanatory


– If he isn't committed already he could be soon

Heating up

– The Longhorns should feel good about where things stand


– Developments are slow between the two sides, but interest remains

Cooling off

– At this point there isn't much hope


– No chance of a commitment

High SchoolHt.Wt.CommitPos. Rk.Low DownHeat Check
Shane BuecheleArlington, Texas/ Lamar6-2185Texas11Gave Texas his verbal pledge on Feb. 23. Huge get for Longhorns. He'll help recruit other top offensive talent to UT.Committed
Xavier GainesLake Wales, Fla.6-3207No13Longhorns offered the dual-threat QB who happens to be a cousin of Texas signee Cecil Cherry.Cooling off
Tristen WallaceDeSoto, Texas6-3225Ohio St7Wallace decided to pull the trigger on a commitment to Ohio State. Not a huge surprise. Buckeyes were team to beat for a whileCooling off
Jeremy SmithMissouri City, Texas/Marshall6-3180No98Texas is keeping tabs on him at this pointLukewarm
Devwah WhaleyBeaumont, Texas/Central5-11180No22A long time offer, Whaley is an all-purpose back who hold the Longhorns and A&M in high regard. Has offers from everywhere. Heating up
Kyle PorterKaty, Texas5-10180No N/A The Longhorns are really impressed by what they've seen from Porter. Has been offered & liked what he saw at Junior Day.Lukewarm
Lil'Jordan HumphreySouthlake, Texas/Carroll6-5200No26Picked up a Texas offer in early February. Likes Texas. Could end up at another position in college.Lukewarm
Brandon StephensPlano, Texas6-1200No N/AVersatile RB picked up a UT offer on Feb. 18. Was the only recruit to visit the Longhorns on March 9. Heating up
Darius AndersonRichmond, Texas/George Ranch5-9180No N/ALonghorns offered Anderson at Junior Day. He was very impressed with what UT had to offer. Moving in right direction for sure.Heating up
Collin JohnsonSan Jose, Calif./Valley Christian6-4195Texas13Father played at Texas and his brother is committed in 2015. Big-bodied WR catches everything and plays with passion Charlie Strong wants.Committed
Mykel JonesPatterson, La.6-0185No19Chris Vaughn has done a really nice job with Jones' recruitment but it's going to be tough to get him away from SECLukewarm
Reggie HemphillManvel, Texas6-1175Texas11Committed to the Longhorns - for the second time - before the Baylor game. Tells HD he wants to visit Ole Miss and USC.Committed
Devin DuvernaySachse, Texas5-10175No4Play-maker extraordinaire has UT in the mix but Texas will have to fight off virtually every other program in country for him. He's that good.Heating up
Tre NixonViera, Fla.6-1170No20UT offered on Oct. 29. Is very excited about Texas joining the mix and will definitely visit this summer. Lukewarm
Dee AndersonMesquite, Texas/West Mesquite6-4175LSU20Longhorns have offered the talented WR. Malik Jefferson knows him well. Could he play a factor here?Lukewarm
Tren'Davion DicksonNavasota, Texas6-0170No3The dynamic playmaker decommitted from Baylor in early February. He's a special talent. UT made his Top 6.Lukewarm
A.J. BrownStarkville, MS6-2211No30One of the best WRs in the country. Picked up a UT offer on March 24. Could be an Egg Bowl battleCooling off
Darnell SalomonMiami, Fla./Central6-2205No20Going to be tough to get him away from the SEC but he told our Jason Higdon he was very happy to get the Longhorns offer on April 9Heating up
Zarrian HolcombeHouston/Summer Creek6-5215A&M49A&M commitment picked up an offer from UT on April 9. Tough to say where this one will go, but he was happy to pick up offer.Cooling off
Eddie McDoomWinter Garden (Fla.) West Orange6-0170No157Picked up a Longhorns offer on May 18. Clemson in the lead right now. Will have to visit to get a feel for what UT has to offer.Lukewarm
J.C. ChalkArgyle, Texas6-4221Clemson N/AChalk, whose grandfather is Gene Stallings, hasn't been offered but is being evaluated. Will visit Texas at some point.Lukewarm
Jamal PettigrewNew Orleans/St. Augustine6-6218LSU7Longhorns offered a few days before Junior Day. Going to be hard to lure him away from the Tigers. Could get interesting if he visitsLukewarm
Donte ColemanMesquite, Texas/West Mesquite6-4215TTU30Coleman had a really good day at the Dallas NFTC and committed to TTU shortly thereafter. UT has offered. Lots of time to make a move.Cooling off
Jack StollAurora, Co./Regis Jesuit6-5230No46Top TE in Colorado picked up a Longhorns offer on April 9 and has visited twice. He'll make his decision on June 19.Scorching
Peyton AucoinNew Orleans/Brother Martin6-5251No N/ALoved his visit to UT in late April. Also has offers from Arizona State, N.C. State, Vandy.Lukewarm
Irvin SmithNew Orleans/Brother Martin6-4235No N/AVersatile TE picked up a Longhorns offer on April 9. Already had offers from Arizona State and Miami among others. Originally from ArizonaLukewarm
Nick EubanksPlantation, Fla/American Heritage6-5215No16UT offered him on May 27 with the hope that he'll be one of two TE commits in the class. Alabama and Georgia are two schools he likesLukewarm
Patrick HudsonSilsbee, Texas6-5325Baylor4One time A&M commit flipped to BU. Not likely to flip a second time but UT will keep foot on gas for massive OTLukewarm
Zach ShackelfordBelton, Texas6-4290No N/AInterest is heating up here. Could land an offer soon. Grew up an hour north of Auston. Has offers from Arizona State and Kansas State. Lukewarm
Kellen DieschByron Nelson, Texas6-7265No N/AVersatile athlete can play TE, DE or OT. Texas offered him as an OT in mid-February.Cooling off
Jean DeLanceMesquite, Texas/North Mesquite6-5270No16The Longhorns offered the massive OT who decommitted from OU on March 9.Lukewarm
Tope ImadeArlington, Texas/Bowie6-5327Texas63Massive tackle committed to the Longhorns on April 27, giving UT its first offensive line commitment in 2016. Committed
Denzel OkaforLewisville, Texas6-4290No45Longhorns and Sooners both offered him on the same day. UT in good shape here. Look for him to visit this season.Heating up
Austin MyersManvel, Texas6-4285TCU20UT offered Myers in May but has a lot of work to do to get him away from TCU. Could UT commit and HS teammate Reggie Hemphill help?Lukewarm
Donavaughn CampbellPonchatoula (La.)6-5340LSU6Campbell picked up a Longhorns offer in May and was excited about it. Tough to imagine a kid from Louisiana switching from LSU Lukewarm
Gerald WilbonDestrehan (La.)6-3311No47Massive two-way lineman picked up a Longhorns offer in late May. Charlie Strong sees him on either side of the ball. Lukewarm
Michael EletiseHonolulu (HI) Kaiser6-3302No9Top OG on West Coast was shocked to get a Longhorns offer, but is thrilled by it. Could make an official visit to UT this fallLukewarm
Erick FowlerManor, Texas6-3210No20Family grew up Texas fans. He grew up LSU fan. But peg the Longhorns as the leader at this point.Heating up
Justin MadubuikeMcKinney, Texas/North6-4240No4Plenty of work to do for Texas here as JM is said to really like A&M and Stanford. Will be national battle for his commitmentLukewarm
McTelvin AgimHope, Ark.6-2240No19The No. 1 DE in the state of Arkansas picked up an offer from Texas on Feb. 18. Will be tough to get him away from SEC country. Will visit.Lukewarm
Brandon BowenByron Nelson, Texas6-6230No17Bowen became the latest DE offered by Texas when he picked one up in mid-February. BU, OU, TCU, and Texas Tech have also offered.Heating up
Andrew FitzgeraldFlower Mound, Texas/Marcus6-5245No18On Texas' radar. But no offer at this point. Lukewarm
Caleb RoddyDenham Springs/Fla.6-5245No98Roddy picked up a Longhorns offer in mid-May and was excited to get it. He wants to visit. Plenty of suitors though. Going to be tough.Heating up
Brian BurnsPlantation, Fla./American Heritage6-5207No29The four-star picked up a UT offer on May 27. He's told Scout.com's Amy Campbell that Clemson, South Carolina and Miami were leadingLukewarm
Isaiah ChambersHouston MacArthur6-4258No8Four-star picked up a UT offer in late May and he immediately visited the Longhorns the first weekend in June.Heating up
Shemar SmithMiami, Fla./Jackson6-1215No N/ATwo-star DE was thrilled to pick up his Texas offer in late May. It's the biggest offer he has at the moment. Things looking good here.Heating up
Kendell JonesKilleen, Texas/Shoemaker6-5310Bama3Committed to Alabama but still might visit the Longhorns down the roadFreezing
Braylon JonesTyler, Texas/John Tyler6-3290No N/ANo offer right now but being evaluated by the staffLukewarm
Mike WilliamsFort Worth, Texas/All Saints6-3270No11One of the better defenders in 2016, Williams holds several big offers already, including Texas.Heating up
Derrick BrownSugar Hill, Ga./Lanier6-3293No15Holds Longhorns offer but going to be incredibly tough to pull him away from Georgia. Cooling off
Jordan ElliottHouston/Westside6-5290Houston20Shocked many by committing to the Cougars. Hard to imagine UT not trying to sway him one more time. Freezing
Johnnie WilliamsAustin/LBJ6-3270No N/AMassive two-way player had a great time at UT's Junior Day. Too early in process to tell which way this will go. Lukewarm
Marcel SouthallDuncanville, Texas6-3275No N/A One of the most sought after players in the state, Southall really likes Alabama. But UT is on him like white on Rice.Lukewarm
Bravvion RoySpring, Texas6-2300No16One of the top DTs in the state without an offer. Ut saw him practice in mid May. He could camp in Austin this summerLukewarm
Ken McLaurinDenton, Texas/Ryan6-2270No48Starting to pick up some steam on the recruiting trail. One Texas' radar and a big UT fan. Lukewarm
Douglas TuckerDallas/Parish Episcopal6-4295No N/AOnce a Scout Top 300 Watch List member, Tucker missed his junior year due to injury but still picked up four offers. That'll changeLukewarm
Jeffrey McCullochHouston Davis6-2225No5Longhorns offer was big surprise to him. UT in good shape. Has visited for a game already and loved atmosphere. Peg UT as early leaderHeating up
Dontavious JacksonHouston Alief Elsik6-2237No6Texas has offered. Big fan of UT's but many other top programs have also jumped on board. Malik Jefferson a big fan of Jackson'sHeating up
Nathaniel EvansRiver Ridge, La./John Curtis6-0230No N/ATackling machine has visited the Longhorns but no offer at this point. Lukewarm
Jordan CarmoucheManvel, Texas6-1219No N/APicked up a Texas offer on Feb. 9. Teammate of UT commitment Reggie Hemphill. Longhorns the favorite hereHeating up
Devin Bush Jr.Pembroke Pines, Fla./Flanagan6-0215No16Bush's father played at Florida State so don't count on him ending up in AustinCooling off
Eric CuffeeWaco, Texas6-0190No30Longhorns went ahead and offered the athletic DB at Junior Day. Will take time with his recruitment.Heating up
Julian ChandlerMissouri City, Texas/Hightower5-11155No N/AShowed up to Texas' Junior Day with teammate Darius Anderson (DE). Early stages at this point.Lukewarm
Benjie FranklinHouston/Alief Taylor6-0170No N/ASomeone that is being evaluated by the staff at this time. But moving in the right directionHeating up
Parrish CobbWaco, Texas/La Vega6-0178No33Picked up an offer from UT on April 8. Texas will have to compete with Baylor, Oklahoma, Arizona State, and Arkansas for his services.Heating up
Trayvon MullenCoconut Creek, Fla.6-2180No7All-American picked up an offer from Texas in May. Strong will have to work his magic to get him away from the SEC/ACC.Lukewarm
Malek YoungCoconut Creek, Fla.5-10173UGA57Picked up a Longhorns offer in late May. Going to be hard to get him away from the Bulldogs thoughCooling off
Charles OliverFairfield, Texas6-1182A&M30Oliver, who has been committed to the Aggies since late April, picked up a UT offer in early June. Let's see if he makes a visit…Lukewarm
Deontay AndersonManvel, Texas6-0190No3Teammate, Reggie Hemphill, committed to UT. They're really close. Could help. Tons of big offers, though, and he likes several OOS schoolsLukewarm
Christian WallaceKaty, Texas/Tompkins6-2202No15One of the first defensive players offered by UT in 2016. Decommitted from TCU. Really, really likes the Longhorns.Heating up
Eric MonroeGalena Park, Texas/North Shore6-0180No2Longhorns building pipeline at North Shore with commit from Tristian Houston. LSU one of the frontrunners. Lukewarm
Brandon JonesNacogdoches, Texas6-0190No1Top safety in the country visited Texas during the season. Latest of safety targets to pick up offer. LSU could be biggest hurdle to overcomeHeating up
Demarco BoydGilmer, Texas5-11215Texas26Went ahead and committed to the Longhorns the same day as his brother, 2015 CB Kris BoydCommitted


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