Texas Recruiting Update

Yesterday, the nation’s top tight end prospect Austin Seferian-Jenkins (6’5”, 265lbs) committed to play his college ball at the University of Washington.  The Horns were widely considered to be the front runner during the majority of his recruitment leading up to his unofficial visit to Austin the first week of August.  While hardly anyone can deny his abilities as a tight end, many people (including Texas) believe that, after a year or so in a collegiate weight training program, he will undoubtedly mature into a tackle.  The prospect of moving permanently to OL at Texas is believed to be a contributing factor behind the UW commitment.

The Horns now turn their attention to 5-star Cibolo Steele running back Malcolm Brown (6’0″, 210lbs), the #1 ranked running back recruit in the nation according to Rivals.  Long considered the #1 target in the Horns’ already stellar recruiting class, Brown has narrowed his choices down to Alabama and Texas, with Texas being considered the leader by multiple recruiting sources. Brown performed so well at last month’s FBU Top Gun camp that he jumped from #10 to #8 in the Rivals 100 this week.  There is a chance that Brown will announce his school choice before Cibolo-Steele begins its season on August 28th.

The recruitment of Brown has seemingly decreased the chances of Texas reeling in 4-star Madison High School running back Aaron Green (5’11”, 191 lbs).  Green has received a lot of attention from Nebraska, where his older brother plays.  Green and Brown have stated publicly they are interested in playing together at Texas, which could potentially add a “Thunder and Lightening” dimension to Texas’ mediocre running game of late.

Also moving up in the rankings this week was Brownwood receiver Jaxon Shipley (6’0”, 170lbs).  The younger brother of standout Jordan Shipley performed exceptionally well at the Top Gun camp last month and moved up from #183 to #61 this week.  Many scouts consider Shipley to be underrated, referring to him as “the most polished a receiver you’ll find in the 2011 class, the most college-ready right now.” At the Grid Iron Kings 7-on-7 tournament, Shipley proved to be a dominating force who was hard to stop.

2 Comments

  1. jeffspeck says:

    This Malcolm Brown kid is cold blooded.. He would definitely be a great addition to the horns backfield and could possibly challenge Fozzy/Tre Newton for substantial PT in his freshman season…

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