The Longhorns officially announced the addition of wide receiver Devin Duvernay to their 2016 recruiting class. Duvernay has signed a financial aid agreement and is expected to enroll in UT’s second summer session, according to a press release.
Duvernay had originally signed a letter of intent to play for Baylor University, but the school failed to submit the paperwork to the Big 12, according to ESPN. That left Duvernay free to reopen his recruitment in the wake of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor that led to the firing of head coach Art Briles.
He committed to the Longhorns on Wednesday, but head coach Charlie Strong could not comment at the time since paperwork was not completed. Strong made a statement on Thursday.
"I'm so excited to have Devin joining our program and making what already was a tremendous class of 2016 even better,” Strong said. “We're thrilled to have him, not just because he's so talented as a football player, but even more so because he's a super young man with great character. He's one of the fastest sprinters in the nation, so you know he brings unbelievable speed and explosiveness to our team. We're looking forward to getting him to campus."
Duvernay is the No. 4 receiver in the class of 2016, according to 247sports.