Longhorns land two Florida recruits at Army Bowl

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Two four-star Florida recruits  — tight end Devonaire Clarington and defensive back Tim Irvin — announced their verbal commitments to Texas at the US Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.

A 6-foot-5, 224-pound player out of Miami Booker T Washington High School, Clarington held a long list of offers before choosing Texas. He is considered No. 38-ranked tight end in the nation, according to Rivals.com. On the defensive side of the ball, Irvin, who also held multiple offers from top-ranked schools, comes ranked as the No. 23 safety from Westminster Christian in Palmetto Bay, Florida.

The duo's commitments come in the midst of Texas' recruiting hot streak, which started with the commitments of five-star outside linebacker Malik Jefferson and four-star athlete Deandre McNeal on Dec. 19.  In addition, four-star defensive back Devante Davis pledged Thursday, while Dallas four-star linebacker Anthony Wheeler committed to the Longhorns at Friday's Under Armour All-American Game.

Texas' recruiting class now consists of 25 recruits, leaving just six open spots in the 2015 class. With National Signing Day approaching on Feb. 4, the Longhorns have heard interest from a number of top-named recruits, including five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack, five-star wide receiver DeMarkus Lodge, four-star wide receiver Ryan Newsome and four-star wide receiver Carlos Strickland, among others. 

Currently, Texas has the No. 4 rated recruiting class, according to Scout.com.