National Signing Day Notebook Texas Style

Stay up to date on all things Longhorn with a stop at Burnt Orange Beat's National Signing Day Notebook, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on the recruiting class that was signed yesterday from around the web. We also kicked in some national articles that you might enjoy.

Texas Longhorn Football Recruiting

Scouting Longhorns' 2009 recruits
Austin American-Statesman
Burnt Orange Beat's Gerry Hamilton breaks down the class.

Jones - "I knew this morning"
Burnt Orange Beat
Columbus Carver linebacker Jarvis Jones knew the decision would be a tough one and it turned out to be just that in selecting the USC Trojans over the Texas Longhorns. In fact, Jones says he didn't know he would pick USC until he woke up Wednesday morning.

Breaking down the Texas 2009 class
Burnt Orange Beat
Despite two out of state disappointments on National Signing Day, the Texas Longhorns inked a fantastic class which includes eight players that are already enrolled in Austin. Texas will likely end up ranked in the top 7 in the country and likely the highest rated class in the Big 12 conference with one of the smallest number of players.

Offense: 2009 Recruiting Class
Burnt Orange Beat
The Texas Longhorns are about to sign another Top 10 recruiting class in the country and the top class in the Big 12 according to Scout.com national rankings. On the offensive side of the ball, the class is led by one of the nation's top signal callers. Burnt Orange Beat summarizes the offensive signees.

Defense: 2009 Recruiting Class
Burnt Orange Beat
The Texas Longhorns are about to sign another Top 10 recruiting class in the country and the top class in the Big 12 according to Scout.com national rankings. On the defensive side of the ball, the class is anchored by six defensive linemen. Burnt Orange Beat summarizes the expected defensive signees.

Mack Brown Signing Day press conference transcript

Garrett Gilbert tops standout recruiting class for Texas
Austin American Statesman
Garrett Gilbert probably possessed the most impressive résumé of any college football prospect who signed Wednesday.

Talented quarterback Gilbert ready to work hard at Texas
USA Today
Growing up just miles away from the University of Texas campus in Austin, Garrett Gilbert dreamed of the day he would wear the Longhorns burnt orange uniform and step on the field as the school's quarterback.

National Signing Day Stories

Scout 300 Commitment Tracker
Scout.com
Track all of the Top 300 recruits in the country. There are still decisions to be made including the top player in the country.

National Signing Day Top 25
Scout.com
National Signing Day has come and gone. Although there are still several high-profile recruits yet to sign their letters of intent, the top spot is secure. Scott Kennedy lists his top 25 teams as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Quick look at winners, losers on National Signing Day
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Tigers of LSU, Auburn roar, the 'Horns blare again, and Irish say 'aloha' to USC

Top surprises from National Signing Day
Scout.com
From last-minute change of hearts to unexpected results, Scott Kennedy looks at the top surprises from National Signing Day.


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