Head Coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas Longhorns coaching staff are about to embark on an epic journey to NSD. Over the next 30 days, Texas fans will see numerous high school football players make their pledge to join the Longhorn Nation. Texas will sign somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-14 more players for the class of 2016.
Four-star running back Kyle Porter checks in from Katy (Texas) The Army-All-America running back is 5-foot-10, 195-pounds. He has quick feet, great change of direction, catches the ball out of the backfield and can carry the workload. I like Porter, his game and what he brings to the table. He should make his official visit to Texas January 16th weekend.
Porter accumulated 4,821 rushing yards and 76 rushing touchdowns in a three-year varsity career. He caught 26 passes for 490 yards and six scores to give him 5,311 yards from scrimmage and 82 total touchdowns.
Porter capped a stellar senior season with a Texas 6A D-II state championship as he helped Katy to a 16-0 record. Porter ran for 1,938 yards and 36 touchdowns on 8.3 yards per carry. He caught four passes for 106 yards to push him north of 2,000 yards from scrimmage.
As a junior, Porter ran for 1,006 yards and 17 touchdowns on 6.8 yards per carry sharing time with Oklahoma signee Rodney Anderson for a Katy team that reached its third consecutive Class 6A Division II state championship before falling (for the second year in a row) to Cedar Hill. Porter also caught 13 passes for 276 yards and five touchdowns.
Porter had a huge sophomore season in 2013, rushing for 1,877 yards and 23 touchdowns on 7.4 yards per carry while catching nine passes for 108 yards and one touchdown. He earned District Newcomer of the Year honors as Katy reached the Texas Class 5A Division II state championship game before falling to Cedar Hill.
Porter is a running back who has come into his own as a senior in 2015 as he was handed the keys to the Katy offense and has stepped up to the task. He can pick up tough yardage in the middle of the field and can also make the home run play. He is elusive with his style making it tough for defenders to get a clean shot. He is a proven commodity in the passing game.