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Texas Longhorns Close Out First Junior Day Weekend Under Head Coach Tom Herman

HornsDigest.com has all of the latest recruiting news coming out of the completion of Tom Herman's first Junior Day weekend as head coach of Texas.

4-Star DE Jarell Cherry

- Texas stands strongly on Jarell Cherry's list after Sunday's visit.

- Cherry plans to take a return visit to Texas later this spring.

- Malik Jefferson told Cherry everything Tom Herman does comes down to winning. Jefferson also called Herman a "genius", according to Cherry.

- DE coach Oscar Giles stressed the importance of having a brotherhood in the locker room, and the recruits they are looking for are ones who are going to put their pride aside for their teammates.


4-Star CB Gemon Green

- Gemon Green thinks he is "very close" to getting an offer from Texas. If Texas does offer, Green said the Longhorns would be in his Top 3.

- Green has high expectations for Tom Herman and the future of Texas Longhorns football under his watch. "He's known for winning games."

- Hearing the current players talk about how much the University of Texas has to offer both from a football standpoint and life after football stood out the most to Green.


2018 4-star WR Jaquayln Crawford 

- Caught up with 4-star WR JaQuayln Crawford. He said he enjoyed his visit, and Texas sits high on his list.

- Other schools on his current list include Oklahoma, Notre Dame and TCU.

- Quality control coach Michael Huff has been involved with his recruitment. Crawford - who referred to Huff as "his dude" - said Huff jokes with him saying he could still cover the wide receiver today.


4-Star TE Malcolm Epps

- Tight end Malcolm Epps said being at a school where his family can see him play is important to him.

- Texas is high on Epps' list.

- Epps plans to return for an unofficial visit later this spring.


3-Star CB Starrland Baldwin

- While Texas hasn't offered Starrland Baldwin Jr., defensive backs coach Jason Washington spent a lot of one-on-one time with Baldwin.

- Baldwin called Washington a "good dude", said it was a cool experience to see the type of scheme Texas plans to run on defense.

- Baldwin has talked to the coaching staff about a potential offer, but he doesn't know if it will come soon or not.


2019 OT Jade Ashalintubbi

- First of all, Jade Ashalintubbi's last name is pronounced "Shill-un-tubb-y".

- The plan Tom Herman has for the season and what he has planned for Texas football's future is what stood out the most for Ashalintubbi.

- The o-lineman plans to visit Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.


DT Lloyd Murray Jr. 

- 2019 DT Lloyd Murray called his Sunday visit "amazing." Murray spent time with DL coach Oscar Giles, who told him he plans to further evaluate him in the spring.

- Murray doesn't currently hold an offer, but thinks one will come after the staff evaluates him this spring.

- He said Texas is definitely one of his tops schools and he hopes to get an offer.




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