Monday's Recruiting Recap

The beginning of the 2010 recruiting class has been fast and furious, so we understand if you are falling behind. There are ten commitments in the books thus far, and another ten offers have been extended. Burnt Orange Beat summarizes the first ten Texas Longhorn commitments for you and where we go from here.

The Texas Longhorns have not wasted much time since last week's National Signing Day class. It is hard to believe that is only five days ago.

Committed Players

QB - Case McCoy – Graham
Holds offers from Texas A&M, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Arizona, Colorado State
Strengths: Has the desired instincts for the position. McCoy is 6-2, and around 175 pounds with good feet and the ability to change arm angles and release points to make throws under pressure with accuracy. Has a knack for playing the position and is a rapidly improving prospect. Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer has been making a strong push as of late. Like his older brother, also plays varsity basketball and will be a member of a likely 3A playoff team.

Case McCoy Talks About His Dream School

LB –Aaron Benson – Cedar Hill
Invited to Baylor and TCU February junior days; holds offers from LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Iowa, SMU, and TCU
Strengths: Benson is the cousin of former Texas running back Cedric Benson. At a shade over 6-0 and 207 pounds, the Cedar Hill junior has the ideal frame and body type for a linebacker. Benson has the ability to turn, run and chase the ball. While he doesn't always break down at this point, he quickly makes up for mistakes with speed and a non-stop motor. Moved outside from the middle in 2008 and took off as a player. Will make his way onto some national 100 lists in the 2010 class.

Benson says "Yes" to Texas

CB/S – Ahmad Dixon – Waco Midway
Invited to junior days at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, TCU; holds offers from those four schools and Arkansas, Baylor, and Texas Tech
Strengths: Dixon was one of the hardest hitting, most physical players in the state during the 2008 season regardless of class. He is on par talent-wise with the safety prospects in the 2009 class. At 6-0, 190 pounds with very, very long arms and a muscular, yet wiry frame, Dixon is one of the top prospects not only in Texas, but nationally. Doesn't fill the alley, but is shot out of cannon and has the game speed to make tackles behind the line of scrimmage on the high school level.

Ahmad Dixon is a Longhorn


ATH - Adrian Phillips – Garland
Attended Oklahoma JD (Jan 24) and was offered by Oklahoma on that visit
Strengths: Phillips is one of the rising juniors in the state. Phillips will likely be recruited as a corner by most programs and has shown the hips and change of direction to warrant the looks as a corner prospect. Another physical, versatile prospect out of Garland High.

Garland Duo Commits to Texas
Garland Coach Proud of His Texas Commits

LB –Tevin Jackson – Garland
Attended Oklahoma JD (Jan 24) and invited to LSU JD (Jan 31)
Strengths: Jackson has the desired frame that many college coaches want at 6-1.5, 198 pounds with long arms. Jackson also runs a reported 4.6 in the forty yard dash. Has earned the praise from district and Dallas area coaches.

Garland Duo Commits to Texas
Garland Coach Proud of His Texas Commits

WR/TE - Darius Terrell – Desoto
Invited to Oklahoma JD (Jan 24) and LSU JD (Jan 31); holds offers from LSU, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas Tech, and Minnesota
Strengths: A big bodied receiver that could eventually play a flex tight end type of role at the next level. At 6-3 and 200-205 pounds, Terrell's game is based on strength and toughness. Not a receiver that will run away from defenders or make people miss in tight spaces, but a pass catcher that understands how to use his body as a shield.

Darius Terrell Makes the Call

DT - De'Aires Cotton – Alief Taylor
Holds offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Nebraska
Strengths: Not the athletic defensive tackle prospect that Taylor Bible is, but Cotton is a bigger body at 6-3.5, 275-280 pounds with the frame to weigh 300-310 and be a run stuffer at the next level. Cotton has good feet and is learning to play lower and not take as many plays off as his sophomore season.

Cotton Picks Texas

DT - Taylor Bible – Denton Guyer
Attended Texas A&M JD (Jan 17) and invited to LSU JD (Jan 31); holds offers from Oklahoma State, Baylor, Arizona, Texas Tech, and Kentucky
Strengths: Bible is one of the top prospects in Texas and one of the top defensive tackle prospects nationally in the 2010 class. Bible, 6-2, 283 pounds, is quick, powerful, explosive, and plays the game with a motor. Very strong, quick and violent with the hands and is very difficult to knock off of his feet. A take any year by any program.

Taylor Bible Makes #3 to Texas
Full Video Review of Taylor Bible, including match-up with M. Walters

WR –John Harris – Garland Naaman Forest
Attended Oklahoma JD (Jan 24) and invited to LSU JD (Jan 31); holds offers from Texas Tech, Arkansas, and Arizona
Strengths: A big receiver at 6-3, 190-195 pounds. Harris is similar to Dan Buckner in ability and body type. Harris has the chance to be a very good red zone receiver at the next level. Is going to win on route running and the understanding of coverages finding the soft spots in college. Not going to run by and away from defensive backs.

John Harris to Texas

OT – Trey Hopkins – North Shore
Trey actually never visited this weekend but managed to be the first commitment.
Strengths: The first thing about Hopkins that jumps out are his very, very long arms. The 6-3, 260-pounder is an intelligent lineman that has the versatility and ability to play any position along the line. When the ball is snapped, Hopkins fires off the ball with a very quick first step. Has the feet, flexibility and quickness to pull and is athletic enough to break down in space and block linebackers and safeties. Has the ability to run down the field as well. In pass pro, Hopkins understands how to use his great length to his advantage and has the ability to move laterally with quick, reactionary steps. Keeps the feet moving through the whistle. Does a good job of blocking with high hands. Also #6 academically in his class.

Trey Hopkins Commitment Story
Full Scouting Report and Photo Gallery on Hopkins

Offers Extended and Outstanding

QB - Connor Wood – Houston Second Baptist
RB – Lache Seastrunk – Temple
WR - Trovon Reed – Thibodaux
WR - Darius White – Fort Worth Dunbar
CB – Adrian White – Desoto
CB – Carrington Byndom – Lufkin
LB - Corey Nelson – Dallas Skyline
DE – Reggie Wilson – Haltom
DE - Jackson Jeffcoat – Plano West

No Offer Extended but Still Possible

OT – Evan Washington – Desoto
WR - Mike Davis – Dallas Skyline


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