Here are several names that are scheduled to be in Austin this weekend

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The Longhorns coaching staff has been hard at work the past few weeks making in-home and school visits with recruits from across the country. 

This weekend many of those same recruits will return the favor by visiting Austin, the majority for official visits. 

Here is a list of scheduled visitors for this weekend [keep in mind that this is tentative and subject to change]. Keep it locked on HornsDigest's premium forum for all of the updates you can handle this weekend.

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David Reese

411: Reese's recent de-committed from Michigan has to have Longhorns fans feeling good about their chances. One of the big reasons he decided to back away from his verbal pledge to UM was that he could not early enroll there. He can at Texas. If he makes it down this weekend you have to consider Texas one of the favorites for the four-star LB. 

Evaluation

Physical kid who has been consistently productive throughout his high school career. Likes contact, plays physically and takes on blocks with good leverage and uses his hands to shed. Understands timing and how to shoot gaps. Good on the blitz. Has improved speed and agility, but can continue to work in those areas. Has improved greatly in pass coverage as well. - Allen Trieu

https://twitter.com/Dreese18/status/674787692102610944 

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Peyton Aucoin

411: Aucoin is coming to Austin part recruit, part recruiter as he'll be trying to get his teammate, Texas A&M TE commitment Irvin Smith, to reconsider his current verbal pledge. Aucoin is locked in to Texas and is one of UT's biggest recruiters in this class.

https://twitter.com/PeytonAucoin1/status/675063532224925696

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Scout.com

Collin Johnson

411: Long-time commitment making his one and only official visit this weekend. Locked in with UT. Going to be an early enrollee and should see the field right away as a freshman.

https://twitter.com/c_johnsonVC5/status/673664084424843264

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Irvin Smith

411: It has the potential of being unbelievably huge if the Longhorns are somehow able to get Smith to flip his commitment from Texas A&M to Texas. This visit will come just two days after Brick Haley and Jeff Traylor stopped by Smith’s high school to visit with he and Peyton Aucoin. Haley is as good as anyone on UT's staff in the state of Louisiana. He knows it well having coached at LSU. If he can make this happen it would have to be considered one of, if not his biggest contribution to Texas - recruiting wise - since joining Charlie Strong's staff before this season.

https://twitter.com/PeytonAucoin1/status/674397862755725312

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Shane Buechele

411: Long-time Longhorns QB commitment taking his official visit. Will be recruiting hard this weekend [Cough... Pettigrew].

Evaluation

Buechele is one of those players who just seems to have the it factor. Seems to sense and feel when he is in trouble in the pocket and is able to escape it and find a way to make a play, whether it is with his arm or his legs. He throws an accurate and catchable ball and seems to be able to always find a way to place it in just where he needs to, even though at times he does it with unorthodox mechanics or methods. He makes quick decisions. - GP

 https://twitter.com/BGShaneBuechele/status/656281902903504900

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Eric Cuffee

411: The Longhorns have needed to get Eric Cuffee back on campus for the longest time as other programs have come in and seemingly passed up UT, a program many believed to be the favorite early on. A&M, Baylor and TCU are all right there along with a few others. Absolutely critical weekend for UT and Cuffee. 

Evaluation

Locking down one half of the field, Cuffee is not a prospect who many quarterbacks in the Waco area tested often in 2014. Do not expect that to change. He is a very physical player at the position and moves well for a guy who is around 190 pounds, as his 4.10 pro-shuttle time indicates. He is a good tackler and is not a liability in run support. Teams trying to get outside on his side of the field will quickly find that out. - Greg Powers 

https://twitter.com/JaeRican27/status/675084036818227201

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Danny Parker

D'Andre Christmas-Giles

411: Christmas-Giles has seen his recruitment take off like few in the country over the past few months. Texas got in before several of his latest offers [Texas A&M is one of them] and he’s told HD that the Longhorns are his No. 2 school. Considering how things are going with Texas with some of its other DT targets, D C-G is becoming ever so important. 

https://twitter.com/_DChristmas/status/671127609095385089

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Matt Cashore / IrishIllustrated.com

Devin Studstill

411: It’s safe to assume that Texas has some major work to do with Studstill, who is the latest DB to pick up an offer from UT. Miami, Notre Dame and West Virginia are all in a great spot with him now, the Irish especially. If he ends up making it down to Austin this weekend, though, you have to consider Texas to be a serious contender. 

https://twitter.com/StudSteezy/status/669325685136236544 

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USA Today

Demarco Boyd

411: Long-time Longhorns commitment will be one of Texas' biggest recruiters this weekend, just as he has been throughout the duration of his verbal pledge to UT.

Evaluation

Boyd is a linebacker who has been used along the defensive front in the past, but had more of a breakout season in 2015 sniffing plays out. He took home defensive MVP honors at the state championship game, racking up plays behind the line of scrimmage. A bit undersized, Boyd is a hard-nosed player who just seems to make the plays when you need them. He is a good football player who thinks and reacts quickly and has good closing speed. - Powers

 https://twitter.com/demarco_boyd/status/673201074900041728

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Chad Simmons

Jamal Pettigrew

Evaluation

Pettigrew gets after it. He plays the game hard with a lot of toughness and fight. Has a good frame and catch the ball is a real strength of his. Has very reliable hands and a long wingspan making tough catches look easy at times. As a blocker, he is solid, but his technique can improve. Deceptive speed. Not a burner, but covers a lot of ground with long strides. Big-time weapon in the red zone. Extends to the ball well and can high-point.

 https://twitter.com/_jamal80/status/671819805872152578

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Kristian Fulton

Evaluation

Fulton does so many things well. When you are grading a top cornerback, he has checks in most, if not all the boxes. Has shown the ability to play on and off coverage. Has good short-space quickness at the line of scrimmage. His reaction is good to quick wideouts and his recovery speed is a real strength. Good frame with the ability to play physical. Solid tackler in one-on-one situations. Ball skills are a real plus.

https://twitter.com/JeritRoser/status/672995823970455553


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