The Texas Longhorns are poised for a big offensive recruiting class in 2016

Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns are putting together an impressive offensive class for 2016. With their latest addition, speedster wide receiver Davion Curtis, Texas now has seven verbal commitments on the offensive side of the ball for 2016.

Texas has an outstanding start on the offensive side of the ball with roughly two and a half months until National Signing Day.  Once you start looking at the players left on the board, the possibilities become exciting for Texas fans.


Texas would love to add two-three more players on the offensive line.  Two players who favor the Texas Longhorns at this time are Zach Shackelford and Jean Delance.  Both players would make fantastic additions to the class.  Patrick Hudson is one of the top overall offensive line players in America, and he will make an official visit to Texas moving forward.


Zach Shackelford

6-foot-4, 290-Pounds

Belton (Texas)


Jean Delance

6-foot-5, 270-Pounds

Mesquite (Texas) North Mesquite


Patrick Hudson

6-foot-5, 320-Pounds

Silsbee (Texas)


Texas fans can expect Texas to add a few more skill position players.  Charlie Strong and the rest of the coaching staff have built great relationships with some big time talent.


At the running back position, two players have caught the attention of the staff.  Devwah Whaley and Kyle Porter.  Whaley, a 6-foot, 195-pound four-star prospect from Central Senior is the No 2 ranked running back in the Midland region.  Porter, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound three-star from Katy is the No 11 ranked running back in the Midland region.


Devway Whaley

6-foot-, 195-Pounds

Beaumont (Texas) Central Senior


Kyle Porter

5-foot-11, 180-Pounds

Katy (Texas)


Texas is in need of at least two tight end prospects for 2016.  With the addition of Peyton Aucoin, Texas is looking for at least one more tight end prospect.  The Longhorns have a great opportunity with both Jamal Pettigrew and Irvin Smith.  Expect both players to take official visits with the Longhorns before the end of January.


Jamal Pettigrew

6-foot-6, 240-Pounds

New Orleans (LA)


Irvin Smith

6-foot-4, 235-Pounds

New Orleans (LA)


Another player from the state of Louisiana to keep an eye on could be Stephen Sullivan.  Sullivan could play either wide receiver or tight end at the next level.


Stephen Sullivan

6-foot-5, 230-Pounds

Donaldsonville (LA)


One in-state player to focus on is Lil'Jordan Humphrey.  The standout athlete is another four-star player who could end up at wide receiver or tight end at the collegiate level.


Lil’Jordan Humphrey

6-foot-4, 200-Pounds

Southlake (Texas)


The recruiting game is never as easy as it appears.  The Texas Longhorns will have more than a few surprises as we march closer to National Signing Day.  Texas fans will experience many different twists and turns as if they are on a roller coaster of emotions.  Most recruiting fans won’t be able to catch their breath until NSD, but it will be worth the wait. 


Current 2016 Texas Verbal Commitments


Davion Curtis

Wide Receiver

5-foot-11, 180-Pounds

Tempe (Texas)


Reggie Hemphill

Wide Receiver

6-foot-1, 175-Pounds

Manvel (Texas)


Collin Johnson

Wide Receiver

6-foot-4, 195-Pounds

San Jose (CA)


Shane Buechele


6-foot-1, 185-Pounds

Arlington (Texas)


Tope Imade

Offensive Guard

6-foot-5, 327-Pounds

Arlington (Texas)


Denzel Okafor

Offensive Tackle

6-foot-4, 290-Pounds

Lewisville (Texas)


Peyton Aucoin

Tight End

6-foot-5, 255-Pounds

New Orleans (LA) 


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