Just when you thought all of the craziness surrounding Texas' 2016 recruiting class was reserved for national signing day on Feb. 3, Tuesday happened.
One could say that Christmas came early [pun fully intended].
Not only did the Longhorns get a surprise commitment from four-star running back Kyle Porter on Tuesday, but just a couple of hours before the calendar struck Feb. 3 Texas got some more great news with the commitment of big-time defensive tackle D'Andre Christmas-Giles.
Christmas-Giles was originally scheduled to announce his commitment at noon on NSD but he moved it up to 10 p.m. CT on Tuesday where he chose the Longhorns over LSU and TCU.
The signing of DCG helps end a recent drought in defensive tackle recruiting at Texas that included DT A'Shawn Robinson decommitting and going to Alabama in 2013, DT Zeycoven Henderson decommitting and going to Texas A&M in 2014 and DT Du'Vonta Lampkin bolting from Texas' 2015 class to Oklahoma.
DCG was an original commitment of Tennessee's but he decommitted from the Vols one day after taking an official visit to Texas on Dec. 12.
The Longhorns did have to sweat this out though as he took OVs to LSU on Jan. 15 and then to Texas A&M on Jan. 22.
Christmas-Giles is the second defensive tackle committed to Texas in 2016 along with Gerald Wilbon, who is also from Louisiana.
Texas is also in the hunt for DTs Jordan Elliott, Stephon Taylor, Chris Daniels and Marcel Southall.
Christmas-Giles By The Numbers:
National DT Ranking: No. 44
Scout DT Ranking in Louisiana: No. 6
Height/Weight: 6-4, 290