Texas Longhorn recruiting updates top the morning news for August 27, 2014. High school recruits begin to finalize their lists of top schools.
Several of the state’s top recruits have Texas listed among their schools of choice. It will be interesting to see how the success or failure of this season sways a recruit’s thought process.
As fall camp begins for high schools around the country, recruiting starts to slow down a bit, and while that has been the case for the Texas Longhorns, there have been some recent developments that are worth passing along.
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Texas is well on its way toward putting together a recruiting class that wouldn’t just top the Big 12, but put the Longhorns within range of, and likely within, the top 10 nationally.
The Longhorns currently sit at No. 17 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but only have 14 commitments, while 15 of the 16 teams ahead of Texas have more commits. The other, UCLA, also has 14 commitments.
Another quarterback prospect plans to visit Austin.
Quarterback Shane Buechele (Arlington, Tex./Lamar) plans to attend Saturday’s Texas game as the Longhorns open the season against North Texas.
The four-star prospect is ranked as the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat and the No. 26 recruit in the state of Texas in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings.
Stepping away from the Longhorn recruiting scene, Texas received some good news on leading receiver, Jaxon Shipley.
Now “ready to roll” according to the assistant head coach for the offense/quarterbacks coach on Tuesday, Shipley practiced on Tuesday and presumably practiced on Monday as well after returning to limited action on Saturday for the first time since injuring his hamstring early in fall camp.
Mack Brown plans to stay quiet when it comes to talking about Texas on national TV.
“No. 1, Charlie’s a great coach and has a tremendous background,” Brown said on a ESPN conference call with reporters. “He and I made an agreement early, and I really suggested it, that I not talk about Texas.”