Signing day roundup
By Randy Riggs
Austin American Statesman
With the help of our friends and partners at Hookem.com, we’ll keep a running track here of the future Longhorns when they sign their national letters of intent. We’ll update this as the signatures come in. Our “Breakfast with Bevo” blog this morning includes brief capsules on each recruit. The first signed letters are expected shortly after 7 a.m., but rolling power blackouts throughout the state because of the below-freezing temperatures might complicate things.
Update 7:10 a.m. — Offensive tackle Garrett Greenlea of Klein Collins is in.
Update 7:17 a.m. — Wide receiver Miles Onyegbule of Arlington has signed.
Update 7:50 a.m. — Defensive end Cedric Reed of Cleveland and safety Sheroid Evans of Sugarland Dulles have signed.
Update 8:03 a.m. — Athlete Mykkele Thompson of San Antonio Stevens has signed.
Update 8:08 a.m. — Offensive lineman Taylor Doyle of Lake Travis has signed.
Update 8:15 a.m. — Linebacker Steve Edmond of Daingerfield and offensive lineman Marcus Hutchins of DeSoto have signed. Edmond is the top-ranked 2011 recruit in Texas on Hookem.com’s list of top 100 players in the state.
(Just a reminder that DB Quandre Diggs, QB David Ash, LB Chet Moss and TE M.J. McFarland were mid-term enrollees and already are on campus.)
Update 8:36 a.m. — Linebacker Kendall Thompson of Carthage and cornerback Leroy Scott of South Houston have signed. Including the early enrollees, that’s 14 of the 22 commitments in case you’re counting.
Update 8:44 a.m. — Three more confirmations: defensive tackle Quincy Russell of San Antonio Sam Houston, offensive guard Sedrick Flowers of Galena Park North Shore and offensive tackle Josh Cochran of Hallsville. Flowers ranks No. 4 on Hookem.com’s list of top 100 prospects in Texas.
Update 9:20 a.m. — Defensive tackle Desmond Jackson of Spring Westfield has signed. That brings the total to 18, including early enrollees. Standout running back Malcolm Brown is scheduled to sign at a ceremony at Cibolo Steele at any time, and the three remaining pledges, Jaxon Shipley, Joe Bergeron and Josh Turner will sign at a breakfast in Austin this morning before tonight’s Team USA vs. the World all-star game.
Update 9:28 a.m. — And now Cibolo Steele running back Malcolm Brown is in the fold. He’s the No. 5-ranked player in the state according to Hookem.com and arguably is the most highly anticipated UT running back recruit since Cedric Benson in 2001.
Just a reminder, all that remains are the signatures of Bergeron, Turner and Shipley, That will come later this morning at a breakfast in conjunction with tonight’s all-star game.
Update 9:52 a.m. — All the signatures reportedly are in and Texas’ 2011 recruiting class is complete. Now how will it be judged? For the ultimate answer, check back in a few years.