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

The Longhorns currently have nine commitments right now and will take somewhere in the mid 20s.

High SchoolHt.Wt.CommitPos. Rk.Low DownHeat Check
               
QB              
Shane Buechele Arlington, Texas/ Lamar 6-2 185 Texas 8 Gave Texas his verbal pledge on Feb. 23. Huge get for Longhorns. He'll help recruit other top offensive talent to UT. Committed
               
RB              
Devwah Whaley Beaumont, Texas/Central 5-11 180 No 7 The Longhorns suddenly seem to be on the outside looking in with Whaley as Georgia has sprinted to the top with A&M and OU in play Lukewarm
Kyle Porter Katy, Texas 5-10 180 No 68 Texas is really impressed by what its seen from Porter, who visited for Junior Day. Slight edge to Oregon, though, with Arkansas right there Lukewarm
               
WR              
Collin Johnson San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian 6-4 195 Texas 23 Father played at Texas and his brother is committed in 2015. Big-bodied WR catches everything and plays with passion Charlie Strong wants. Committed
Reggie Hemphill-Mapps Manvel, Texas 6-1 175 Texas 24 Committed to the Longhorns - for the second time - before the Baylor game. Has visited Ole Miss. Seems locked in with UT right now. Committed
Devin Duvernay Sachse, Texas 5-10 175 No 3 Probably not going to end up with Longhorns given the WR class already in place for UT. Texas won't back off completely though Cooling off
Tren'Davion Dickson Navasota, Texas 6-0 170 Texas 5 Dickson shocked a lot of people when he committed to Texas in early July. But UT's offensive struggles might have opened door to others. Committed
Keith Corbin Beaumont, Texas/West Brook 6-2 175 Houston 107 Corbin was one of the highlights of Texas' camp on June 7. Could be on UT's radar if things don't go Texas' way with a few others. Lukewarm
Donell Dunn Cypress, Texas/Springs 5-11 183 No 113 Opened some eyes at UTL. A player the Longhorns are familiar with but still in evaluation mode on Lukewarm
Dee Anderson DeSoto, Texas 6-4 175 LSU 19 Visited for UTL. Didn't have issue then with UT's 3 WR commits. Friends with Texas players but still a bit of a long shot. Lukewarm
Stephen Sullivan Donaldsonville, La. 6-5 230 No 7 Longhorns offered him on Nov. 4 so UT is playing catch up with the No. 41 overall prospect in the class. TCU the favorite with LSU close Lukewarm
               
TE              
Jamal Pettigrew New Orleans/St. Augustine 6-6 218 LSU 8 Committed to LSU but maintains interest in Longhorns. Visited for UTL and loved it. A long way to go here. Heating up
Peyton Aucoin New Orleans/Brother Martin 6-5 251 Texas 53 Committed one day after visiting UT for the second time (July 24). Blocks like a 6th offensive lineman. Plays with a mean streak. Committed
               
OT              
Patrick Hudson Silsbee, Texas 6-5 325 Baylor 3 (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 OT Cooling off
Jean DeLance Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite 6-5 270 No 5 (OT) Longhorns offered on March 9. He's been up-and-down with UT. I'll give Texas slight edge over A&M, Bama, OU. But far from done deal Heating up
Tope Imade Arlington, Texas/Bowie 6-5 327 Texas 26 (OG) Massive tackle committed to the Longhorns on April 27, giving UT its first offensive line commitment in 2016. Committed
Denzel Okafor Lewisville, Texas 6-4 290 No 42 (OT) Depending on day, either UT or TCU could have lead. Joe Wickline and Jay Norvell manning the charge for Texas on this one. Critical recruit Heating up
Kellen Diesch Trophy Club, Texas/Byron Nelson 6-7 265 No 14 (OT) Decommitted from Arkansas in late Sept. Holds UT offer. A&M could be favorite. Fla., USC, Tenn., have all offered since his decommitment Lukewarm
               
DE              
Andrew Fitzgerald Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus 6-5 245 No 30 The Longhorns finally offered Fitzgerald on Sept. 24. Texas is in catch-up mode as UNC, KSU, and Oregon have all received official visits Lukewarm
Shemar Smith Miami, Fla./Jackson 6-1 215 No N/A He lists the Longhorns as his No. 1 school and will take an OV to Texas after the season. Not necessarily a take at this time though Heating up
Erick Fowler Manor, Texas 6-1 235 LSU 20 Might be committed to LSU but the Longhorns are right in the mix. Expect this one to be a battle up to NSD. Friend of Sam Ehlinger's. Heating up
Sci Martin New Orleans, La./McDonogh 35 6-3 207 No 107 Visited on July 28 and picked up a Texas offer that day. Has pushed back decision date but TCU seems to be leading here Cooling off
Kelvin Lucky Elmore, AL/Edgewood 6-6 228 No NR Has only been playing football for about 5 months but is already a national recruit. Texas has offered.Others flooding in. Should visit. Heating up
Rahssan Thornton Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker 6-3 220 LSU 31 Grew up in Louisiana and an LSU fan. Loves Les Miles but he does think highly of UT and Charlie Strong. Not likely to happen. Cooling off
               
DT              
Gerald Wilbon Destrehan (La.) 6-3 311 Texas 49 (OG) Massive two-way lineman picked up a Longhorns offer in late May and committed in June. Committed
Kendell Jones Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker 6-5 310 Bama 6 Committed to Alabama but still might visit the Longhorns down the road. Door not completely shut here hut don't hold your breath Cooling off
Jordan Elliott Houston/Westside 6-5 290 No 13 This one is going to be hotly contested down to the end. Longhorns are right up there with Michigan, USC, and Baylor. Heating up
Marcel Southall Duncanville, Texas 6-3 275 No 36 One of the most sought after players in the state. Texas seems to be playing catch-up here. OU in good shape Cooling off
Mike Williams Forth Worth (Texas) All Saints 6-1 300 Stanford 16 Going to be tought to pull him away from the Cardinal but Texas will have a chance this weekend when he visits for KU game Heating up
Stephon Taylor New Orleans, La./McDonogh 35 6-6 275 No 28 Big target for UT at a position of need. Visited on July 28. However, LSU seems like his final [collegiate] destination Cooling off
Tyrell Chavis Nassau CC 6-4 320 No NR Massive JUCO DT was offerd by Texas in early November. Auburn could be early favorite here. Should visit Heating up
Keyshon Camp Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson 6-3 269 USC 21 Texas offered Camp in Oct., and he said he'd like to visit. Never know with staff turnover at USC. Will be telling if he makes it to Austin Lukewarm
D'Andre Christmas-Giles New Orleans, La./St. Augustine 6-4 290 Tenn NR Texas' offer really intrigued D C-R, who tells HD he will definitely visit the Longhorns and that Texas is his clear-cut No. 2 school Heating up
               
LB              
Demarco Boyd Gilmer, Texas 5-11 215 Texas 51 (OLB) Went ahead and committed to the Longhorns the same day as his brother, 2015 CB Kris Boyd. Recruiting hard for the Longhorns. Committed
Jeffrey McCulloch Houston Davis 6-2 225 No 3 (OLB) Longhorns are one of the teams to beat, though, others are very much in play. Has taken OV to Michigan, Stanford and Notre Dame Heating up
Dontavious Jackson Houston Alief Elsik 6-2 237 No 4 (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 here Heating up
David Reese Farmington, MI 6-1 235 Mich 10 (ILB) Holds a Longhorns offer and is expected to take an official visit to UT in December. We'll know a lot more after his visit. Stay tuned Heating up
               
CB              
Eric Cuffee Waco, Texas 6-0 190 No 26 UT really needs Cuffee but it doesn't look good at the moment. Has taken to unofficials to A&M this season already. BU & TCU in play too Cooling off
Obi Eboh Southlake, Texas/Carroll 6-1 184 No 17 Longhorns picked up a huge commitment from Eboh on Sept. 5. Turning more and more into a critical pick up given crop of CBs left Committed
Grayland Arnold Kountze, Texas 5-9 167 Baylor 50 UT 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
               
S              
Deontay Anderson Manvel, Texas 6-0 190 No 4 This one is trending in the wrong direction for UT. Has visited Ole Miss three times since June. Rebels favorite followed by A&M, Bama, LSU Cooling off
Brandon Jones Nacogdoches, Texas 6-0 190 No 1 A&M, Ole Miss, Bama, Baylor appear to be Texas' biggest threats for the top safety in the country. Has visited. Likely to visit again. Heating up
Chris Brown Alief, Texas/Elsik 5-11 183 No 25 Teammate of Dontavious Jackson. Picked up offer during unofficial visit in June. Was at UTL. Tough to read. Michigan, UCLA in play. Lukewarm
               
ATH              
Lil'Jordan Humphrey Southlake, Texas/Carroll 6-5 200 No 24 Picked up a Texas offer in early February. Likes Texas a bunch. Could end up at another position in college. This one trending up Heating up

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