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– 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

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Three-star DB Devin Studstill

High SchoolHt.Wt.CommitPos. Rk.Low DownHeat Check
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
Devwah Whaley Beaumont, Texas/Central 5-11 180 No 7 He tells HD that he'll be in Austin in Dec. Davion Curtis doing what he can. However, he did just commit to UGA on Thanksgiving. If he visits Dec. 12 then who knows. Cooling off
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 Warming up
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
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. Cooling off
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
Davion Curtis Temple, Texas 5-11 175 Texas 103 He switched his commitment from Georgia to UT in November simply because Texas was always the place he wanted to play. Burner Commi
Donnie Corley Detroit, MI/King 6-2 187 No 20 Texas offered him and his teammate, Lavert Hill, on Nov. 17. UT has been on him for a while. Needs to visit. Supposed to announce Dec. 8 Lukewarm
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
Irvin Smith New Orleans/Brother Martin 6-4 235 A&M 40 Committed to A&M but will visit the Longhorns. A teammate of UT commit Peyton Aucoin. Things could get interesting Lukewarm
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 Texas 42 (OT) Decided to commit to Texas over TCU in large part due to Charlie Strong and his belief in the future of this program. Wants Delance at UT Committed
Zach Shackelford Belton, Texas 6-4 290 KSU 34 (OG) UT is one of the latest to offer Shackelford, who has visited Texas before. Big UT guy but going to be tough to get him away from KSU Heating up
Andrew Fitzgerald Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus 6-5 245 Texas 30 Gave his verbal pledge to UT in early November. Committed
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 Lukewarm
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. Lukewarm
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. Cooling off
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. Could Les Miles stuff help UT? Lukewarm
Malcolm Roach Baton Rouge, La./Madison Prep 6-3 240 Texas 117 Gave Texas his verbal pledge in early November. Recently had 27 tackles in one game. Just scratching surface for how good he can be Committed
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 he has visited UT several times and knows the staff really well. 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 Lukewarm
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 Cooling off
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
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
Eric Cuffee Waco, Texas 6-0 190 No 26 UT really needs Cuffee but are they in good shape? Cuffee tells HD Texas is. But watch out for A&M, Baylor and TCU. He'll be in ATX soon Lukewarm
Obi Eboh Southlake, Texas/Carroll 6-1 184 Texas 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. Cooling off
Lavert Hill Detroit, MI/King 5-10 176 Penn St 9 UT offered he and his teammates, Donnie Corley, on Nov 17. Going to be tough. Could end up at MSU. Will need to visit. Lukewarm
Devin Studstill Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 6-0 183 No 82 Longhorns offered him on Nov. 24. Miami, Notre Dame, West Virginia are in good shape. He needs to visit UT for Texas to have a chance Lukewarm
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
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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