HD Hot Board: Old Faces Emerge

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
Devwah WhaleyBeaumont, Texas/Central5-11180No8The top target on Texas' board is also being heavily pursued by OU and other major programs. Could be a Red River Rivalry raceHeating up
Kyle PorterKaty, Texas5-10180No67The 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/Carroll6-5200No20 (ATH)Picked up a Texas offer in early February. Likes Texas a bunch. Could end up at another position in college.Lukewarm
Brandon StephensPlano, Texas6-1200No24Versatile RB picked up a UT offer on Feb. 18. Was the only recruit to visit the Longhorns on March 9. UT, A&M and Alabama all in mix.Lukewarm
Darius AndersonRichmond, Texas/George Ranch5-9180No52Longhorns offered Anderson at Junior Day. He was very impressed with what UT had to offer. Moving in right direction for sure.Lukewarm
Mulbah CarAustin/Reagan5-11185No120Car was one of the standouts at Texas' camp on June 7. He has some nice offers and, if things go well, he could land one from the HornsLukewarm
Kameron MartinPort Arthur, Texas/Memorial5-10175Baylor5Keep an eye on this one.Lukewarm
Collin JohnsonSan Jose, Calif./Valley Christian6-4195Texas16Father 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.6-0185No32Chris Vaughn has done a really nice job with Jones' recruitment but it's going to be tough to get him away from SECFreezing
Reggie Hemphill-MappsManvel, Texas6-1175Texas22Committed to the Longhorns - for the second time - before the Baylor game. Has visited Ole Miss. Seems locked in with UT right now.Committed
Devin DuvernaySachse, Texas5-10175No3Probably not going to end up with Longhorns given the WR class already in place for UT. Texas won't back off completely thoughCooling off
Tren'Davion DicksonNavasota, Texas6-0170Texas4Dickson shocked a lot of people when he committed to Texas in early July. Huge pick up for the Longhorns. Huge.Committed
A.J. BrownStarkville, MS6-2211No13One of the best WRs in country. Picked up a UT offer on March 24. Could be an Egg Bowl battle. Did work with with Buchele at The OpeningCooling off
Darnell SalomonMiami, Fla./Central6-2205No30Picked up offer from Texas on April 9. Likely not going to happen for Texas though. Freezing
Zarrian HolcombeHouston/Summer Creek6-5215A&M45A&M commitment picked up an offer from UT on April 9. If he doesn't end up with Aggies it probably won't be in Austin.Freezing
Eddie McDoomWinter Garden (Fla.) West Orange6-0170No144Picked up a Longhorns offer on May 18. Clemson in the lead right now.Another one that just isn't going to work out for UT. Freezing
Keith CorbinBeaumont, Texas/West Brook6-2175No107Corbin was one of the highlights of Texas' camp on June 7. He didn't get offered but he is definitely on UT's radar.Lukewarm
Ryan ParkerTyler, Texas/Junior College6-2190OU N/AStrongly committed to the Sooners but Texas threw an offer his way just in case. Lukewarm
Donell DunnCypress, Texas/Springs5-11183No108Opened some eyes at UTL. Early stages here. Lukewarm
Dee AndersonDeSoto, Texas6-4175LSU18This is a two-team race right now even though he is verbally committed to LSU. Tells HD he is OK with UT already having 3 WRs in 2016 Heating up
Jamal PettigrewNew Orleans/St. Augustine6-6218LSU9Committed to LSU but maintains interest in Longhorns. Visited for UTL and loved it. A long way to go here.Heating up
Donte ColemanMesquite, Texas/West Mesquite6-4215TTU31Coleman 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
Peyton AucoinNew Orleans/Brother Martin6-5251No53Loved his visit to UT in late April. Has UT in Top 2 with Florida. Will visit in July. Heating up
Nick EubanksPlantation, Fla/American Heritage6-5215No21UT 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 likesCooling off
Patrick HudsonSilsbee, Texas6-5325Baylor4 (OT)One time A&M commit flipped to BU. Not likely to flip a second time but UT will keep foot on gas for massive OTCooling off
Zach ShackelfordBelton, Texas6-4290No 30 (OG)Someone to at least keep an eye on. Grew up an hour north of Austin. Has offers from Arizona State and Kansas State. Lukewarm
Jean DeLanceMesquite, Texas/North Mesquite6-5270No12 (OT)The Longhorns offered the massive OT who decommitted from OU on March 9. Has visited and loved his time on 40 Acres.Heating up
Tope ImadeArlington, Texas/Bowie6-5327Texas23 (OG)Massive tackle committed to the Longhorns on April 27, giving UT its first offensive line commitment in 2016. Committed
Denzel OkaforLewisville, Texas6-4290No47 (OT)Longhorns and Sooners both offered him on the same day. But TCU could be team to beat.Lukewarm
Gerald WilbonDestrehan (La.)6-3311Texas48 (OG)Massive two-way lineman picked up a Longhorns offer in late May and committed in June. Committed
Justin MadubuikeMcKinney, Texas/North6-4240No4Hard to tell where this one is going. He is in constant communication with Texas' staff but didn't show up to UTL. A&M in contention hereLukewarm
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. Cooling off
Brandon BowenByron Nelson, Texas6-6230No11Seems to be trending toward Baylor and Oklahoma at the moment.Cooling off
Andrew FitzgeraldFlower Mound, Texas/Marcus6-5245No28On Texas' radar. But no offer at this point. Lukewarm
Isaiah ChambersHouston MacArthur6-4258No8Four-star picked up a UT offer in late May and he immediately visited the Longhorns the first weekend in June.Lukewarm
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. Let's see how his season goesLukewarm
Antonneous ClaytonVienna, Ga/Dooly County6-3217No36Longhorns offered on June 17. Going to be tough to pull him away from SEC though. Will be big if he visits. Lukewarm
Erick FowlerManor, Texas6-1235LSU17Might be committed to LSU but the Longhorns are right in the mix. Expect this one to be a battle up to NSDHeating up
Kendell JonesKilleen, Texas/Shoemaker6-5310Bama5Committed to Alabama but still might visit the Longhorns down the road. Door not completely shut hereLukewarm
Braylon JonesTyler, Texas/John Tyler6-3290No38No offer right now but being evaluated by the staff. Showed up to Texas' first mini camp on June 7.Lukewarm
Jordan ElliottHouston/Westside6-5290Houston12Might be committed to UofH but the Longhorns feel good about where they stand. Hung out at UTL.Heating up
Johnnie WilliamsAustin/LBJ6-3270No N/AMassive two-way player had a great time at UT's Junior Day. Was at UTL too. Too early in process to tell which way this will go. Lukewarm
Marcel SouthallDuncanville, Texas6-3275No36One of the most sought after players in the state. Texas seems to be playing catch-up here. Cooling off
Douglas TuckerDallas/Parish Episcopal6-4295No61Once a Scout Top 300 Watch List member, Tucker missed his junior year due to injury but still picked up four offers. That'll change.Lukewarm
Ross BlacklockMissouri City (Texas) Elkins6-3326No30The latest DT offer for the Longhorns is really interested in learning more about UT. Heating up
Mike WilliamsForth Worth (Texas) All Saints6-1300Stanford14Just when you thought the ship had sailed all the way to California, Williams says that he's setting up an official visit to UTLukewarm
Jeffrey McCullochHouston Davis6-2225No5 (OLB)UT in good shape. Visited UTL. Seems at home at Texas. But A&M is trying really hard.Heating up
Dontavious JacksonHouston Alief Elsik6-2237No3 (ILB)A top priority. Jackson and McCulloch would love to play together, which is a good thing for Texas. But so many schools in play hereHeating up
Jordan CarmoucheManvel, Texas6-1219No 26 (OLB)Picked up a Texas offer on Feb. 9. Teammate of UT commitment Reggie Hemphill. Longhorns in good shape. Arkansas a real player hereHeating up
Eric CuffeeWaco, Texas6-0190No20Given the state of the CBs in 2016, Cuffee is almost a must-get. Long way to go here but UT one of his favorites.Heating up
Benjie FranklinHouston/Alief Taylor6-0170No70Someone that is being evaluated by the staff at this time. Lukewarm
Parrish CobbWaco, Texas/La Vega6-0178No26Picked up an offer from UT on April 8. Visited Texas for UTL. Baylor percieved favorite. But this one isn't over. Texas trying hard.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.Cooling off
Malek YoungCoconut Creek, Fla.5-10173UGA51Picked up a Longhorns offer in late May. Going to be hard to get him away from the Bulldogs thoughFreezing
Charles OliverFairfield, Texas6-1182A&M30Oliver, who has been committed to the Aggies since late April, picked up a UT offer in early June. Likely not going to happenFreezing
Byron MurphyScottsdale, AZ/Saguaro5-11168No7The top-rated athlete in Zona picked up a UT offer in early June. Big-time talent. UT still in the mix. Needs to visit before taking this seriousLukewarm
Obi EbohSouthlake, Texas/Carroll6-1184No14Fast-rising CB doesn't have an offer from Texas but that could change very soon. Offers from OU, Arkansas and CalLukewarm
Kristian FultonMetairie (LA) Archbishop Rummel6-0172No3One of the top DBs in the country does have a Texas offer and is interested in UT at this stage in the process. Will need to visit.Lukewarm
Grayland ArnoldKountze, Texas5-9167Baylor43UT offered him in July with hopes that he'd switch his verbal pledge from BU. Texas is making in-roads with him right now. We'll see.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/Tompkins6-2202No11One of the first defensive players offered by UT in 2016. Decommitted from TCU. Really, really likes the Longhorns. Mississippi State tooLukewarm
Brandon JonesNacogdoches, Texas6-0190No1Top safety in the country visited Texas during the season. Latest of safety targets to pick up offer. LSU & A&M right there too.Heating up
DeMarkus AcyDallas/Wilmer-Hutchins6-1172No30Really, really likes Texas. Let's see how some things unfold early this fall. He could wind up in UT's class.Heating up
Chris BrownAlief, Texas/Elsik5-11183No27Teammate of top LB target Dontavious Jackson. Picked up offer during unofficial visit in June. Was at UTL. Moving in right directionLukewarm
Demarco BoydGilmer, Texas5-11215Texas26Went ahead and committed to the Longhorns the same day as his brother, 2015 CB Kris Boyd. Recruiting hard for the Longhorns.Committed



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