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Legend:

Committed

– Pretty self-explanatory

Scorching

– If he isn't committed already he could be soon

Heating up

– The Longhorns should feel good about where things stand

Lukewarm

– Developments are slow between the two sides, but interest remains

Cooling off

– At this point there isn't much hope

Freezing

– No chance of a commitment

High SchoolHt.Wt.CommitPos. Rk.Low DownHeat Check
               
QB              
Shane Buechele Arlington, Texas/ Lamar 6-2 185 Texas 8 Enrolled. Committed
               
RB              
Devwah Whaley Beaumont, Texas/Central 5-11 180 Ark 7 The fact that he's committed to two other schools with a Texas offer on the table doesn't exactly sit well with UT. Cooling off
Kyle Porter Katy, Texas 5-10 180 No 68 Scheduled to visit this weekend. One of, if not the top target for the Longhorns at RB. Heating up
Kameron Martin Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial 5-10 175 Bay 6 Just keep an eye on this. That's about all we can say at this point. Lukewarm
Darius Anderson Richmond, Texas/George Ranch 5-10 182 No 62 Another name that could end up being a factor late. Would be huge if he visited. Lukewarm
               
WR              
Collin Johnson San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian 6-4 195 Texas 23 Enrolled. Committed
Reggie Hemphill-Mapps Manvel, Texas 6-1 175 Texas 24 Committed to the Longhorns - for the second time - before the Baylor game. Committed
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. Committed
Lil'Jordan Humphrey Southlake, Texas/Carroll 6-4 200 No 23 (Ath) Recently took an official visit to Texas with his family, and loved it. Longhorns are the favorite here. Cal and Texas Tech trying. But UT's to lose Scorching
               
TE              
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 really likes Texas and will also likely take official visits to LSU, Alabama and Florida. Heating up
               
OT              
Patrick Hudson Silsbee, Texas 6-5 325 Baylor 3 (OT) Took an official visit to Texas on Jan. 19. BIG opportunity for the Longhorns. Would be huge pick up for already stellar OL haul. Lukewarm
Jean DeLance Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite 6-5 270 Texas 5 (OT) Committed to Texas at the Under Armour All-American Bowl Committed
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 Texas 34 (OG) Switched his verbal pledge from KSU to Texas after taking his official visit to UT. An early enrollee for the Longhorns Committed
J.P. Urquidez Copperas Cove, Texas 6-5 295 BU 30 (OT) DeLance commitment slowed things down here. Cooling off
               
DE              
Andrew Fitzgerald Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus 6-5 245 Texas 30 Gave his verbal pledge to UT in early November. Committed
Erick Fowler Manor, Texas 6-1 235 LSU 20 Enjoyed his visit to UT. Will come down to LSU and Texas on NSD. Heating up
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
Mark Jackson Cibolo, Texas/Steele 6-2 226 A&M 20 Visited Jan. 15 weekend. Enjoyed visit but might be too little too late. OU and Baylor both in play as well. Some say Sooners are team to beat. Lukewarm
Justin Madubuike McKinney, Texas/North 6-4 240 A&M 3 One of those recruits you never give up on regardless of his current situation. Texas hasn't given up hope. Let's see if he visits in January. That will say a lot. Cooling off
Alton Robinson Converse, Texas/Judson 6-2 220 A&M 46 An interesting name that has popped up as of late. Keep an eye on this one, especially if he visits. Lukewarm
Rahssan Thornton Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker 6-3 220 LSU 258 Solid verbal to the Tigers right now, and has been. However, he's expressed interest in the Longhorns in the past. Not likely to see anything happen here at this point. 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
Jordan Elliott Houston/Westside 6-5 290 Mich 13 Never say "Never." Lukewarm
Marcel Southall Duncanville, Texas 6-3 275 No 36 Enjoyed his official visit to Texas the weekend of Jan. 15. Andrew Fitzgerald a key here. The idea of he and Fitz playing together inrigues him. Heating up
Mike Williams Forth Worth (Texas) All Saints 6-1 300 Stanford 16 Going to be tought to pull him away from the Cardinal, especially after his recent announcement that he gained admittance to Stanford. Visits UT Jan. 29. Heating up
D'Andre Christmas-Giles New Orleans, La./St. Augustine 6-4 290 No NR Horns in a good spot here, but so is LSU and a few others. His mom loves Texas. Ridgeway news helps. Heating up
Stephon Taylor New Orleans, La./McDonogh 6-6 280 No 31 One of the top uncommittted prospects in the country. Going to be tough to get him away from the SEC. But he LOVED Texas visit Jan. 15 weekend. Heating up
Chris Daniels Euless, Texas/Trinity 6-4 300 OU 14 Longhorns offered him a day before he committed to OU. His father was not happy about this. Perhaps things have cooled off? Gave UT visit an 8.5. Heating up
               
LB              
Demarco Boyd Gilmer, Texas 5-11 215 Texas 51 (OLB) Enrolled. Committed
Jeffrey McCulloch Houston Davis 6-2 225 No 3 (OLB) UT team to beat, though, others are very much in play. Has taken OV to Michigan, Stanford & ND. Bama and A&M OV's planned. Heating up
Dontavious Jackson Houston Alief Elsik 6-2 237 No 4 (ILB) Charlie Strong recently made an in-home. A lot of work to do here. But still some time to get things back on track. Texas in Top 5. Lukewarm
               
CB              
Eric Cuffee Waco, Texas 6-0 190 No 26 Longhorns in good position here. Heating up
Obi Eboh Southlake, Texas/Carroll 6-1 184 Texas 17 Stanford his dream school? Might be committed, but might not be come NSD. This is far from over. Scheduled to visit UT this weekend. Committed
Parrish Cobb Waco, Texas/ La Vega 5-11 76 OU 25 Things could get very interesting if he visits. Until then… Lukewarm
               
S              
Deontay Anderson Manvel, Texas 6-0 190 No 4 Had a really, really good visit to Texas the weekend of Jan. 15. But popular belief is that Ole Miss is team to beat. Lukewarm
Brandon Jones Nacogdoches, Texas 6-0 190 No 1 One of the biggest targets remaining. Could come down to Texas and Texas A&M. Heating up
Chris Brown Alief, Texas/Elsik 5-11 183 No 25 Picked up offer during unofficial visit in June. Was at UTL. Tough to read. Michigan, UCLA in play. Scheduled to visit this weekend. Lukewarm

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