here).Another junior day in the can, another round of commitments for the Texas Longhorns. Let’s take a look at the five new commits (Bryson Echols committed on Friday before the junior day, you can read about it
The biggest name in the new group of commitments is Austin High wideout Cayleb Jones, a wide receiver who was among the most coveted at his position in the nation. The 6’3” 198 pounder has dominated Central Texas competition and can do it all. The only thing he seems to lack at this point is top end speed, but his hands and body control when going up to snatch a ball out of the air are unparalleled.
In linebacker Peter Jinkens the Longhorns now have commitments from the top two recruits from Dallas Skyline. At 6’1,” 208, Jinkens is an excellent athlete with a lot of upside. He looks raw at this point at linebacker (he’s been very good at running back as well) but all the tools are there to be a great one. no comments
DeSoto Cornerback Bryson Echols committed to Texas on Friday evening, giving them eight total commitments going into tomorrow’s second junior day. Echols visited Austin a day early, and while head coach Mack Brown extended him an offer, he didn’t commit on the spot. He instead decided to talk things over with his family before committing.
The discussion was obviously a short one as he made his pledge several hours later.
The 5-10, 175-pound Echols is one of the state's few top cornerback prospects that plays mainly on the defensive side of the ball in high school, which means he may be able to make a quicker transition to college ball than some. Echols flashed some serious playmaking ability as a junior with five interceptions, returning two for touchdowns, and blocking two kicks. no comments
Dallas Skyline wide receiver Thomas Johnson committed to the Longhorns on Monday night, giving them their seventh verbal pledge of the 2012 recruiting class.
The 5'11" 180 pound Johnson, who had about 20 offers at the time of his commitment, is considered to be one of the elite playmakers in the 2012 class. His offensive statistics from last season won't wow you, 20 receptions for 360 yards, but he missed most of the season with a severely sprained ankle. The only question at this point is his experience at the position, as he played quarterback as a sophomore. That said, the skill set to be a great slot receiver and potential returner is certainly there. no comments