• Longhorns add top offensive guard Patrick Hudson to 2016 class

    The Longhorns have picked up another late addition to their 2016 recruiting class. Four-star guard Patrick Hudson signed his scholarship papers at Texas on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

    He chose the Longhorns after being released from his scholarship at Baylor following head coach Art Briles’ firing. Briles’ contract was terminated in the wake of several sexual allegations against the school’s football players. Hudson becomes the fourth Baylor-signee to commit to Texas this summer.

    Hudson ranks as the No. 2 guard and No. 50 overall player in the nation, according to 247sports. He earned All-American honors while playing at Silsbee High School. His 6-foot-5, 325-pound frame brings even more bulk to Texas’ class, which now has eleven 300-pound freshman.

    The Longhorns’ 2016 class now ranks No. 7 in the 247sports composite. It has jumped four spots since February’s National Signing Day.  

  • Longhorns officially add Duvernay and Urquidez

    Texas’ 2016 signing class continues to grow.

    The program announced Monday that it has added two more late signees in tackle J.P. Urquidez and defensive back Donovan Duvernay. They are expected to join the team this summer, according to Texas athletics.

    Both players signed financial aid agreements with Texas after being released from their scholarships at Baylor University. The school has released seven commits from its 2016 class after firing head coach Art Briles in May in the wake of several sexual assault allegations against players.

    Urquidez ranks as the No. 22 tackle class of 2016, according to 247sports. He was an All-State selection in both Maryland and Texas playing for Copperas Cove High School for three seasons and DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland for one season.

    Duvernay — fellow Texas signee Devin Duvernay’s brother — ranks as the No. 61 athlete, according to 247sports. He earned All-District honors as a junior playing at Sachse High School.

    The Longhorns’ 2016 class now ranks No. 8, according to 247sports. The class finished at No. 11 on National Signing Day in February.

  • Longhorns officially add receiver Duvernay

    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.

  • Report: ESPN Cancels ‘Longhorn Extra’

    ESPN has canceled the Longhorn Network studio show “Longhorn Extra,” according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman. The show was a nightly news program, but an ESPN spokeswoman told the Statesman that LHN will begin focusing on live events.

    According to the Statesman, two in-house directors will likely be re-assigned, but it is unknown how the cancellation affects LHN’s on-air talent.

    This is the second show to be cancelled by the network. ESPN previously axed “Texas All Access,” which gave viewers an inside look at Texas football. An ESPN spokeswoman told the Statesman that the concept of “All Access” will remain in other programs.

    Despite the move to more live events, the Statesman reported that LHN will still air “Texas GameDay” and other shows featuring UT coaches.

  • Longhorns add graduate transfer Isom

    6-foot-9-inch forward Mariek Isom rounds out a six-man recruiting class. 
    6-foot-9-inch forward Mariek Isom rounds out a six-man recruiting class. 

    The Longhorns made the transfer of forward Mariek Isom official on Monday. Isom, a graduate transfer from The University of Arkansas–Little Rock is eligible to play next season.

    “We’re very pleased to add Mo to our basketball program,” head coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. “He is a high-character person who understands what goes into winning and will add significant outside shooting ability to our team.”

    Isom signed an athletic scholarship agreement and will take graduate-level classes this summer. The 6-foot-9-inch forward earned his bachelor’s degree from UALR last December. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in 34 games for the Trojans last season.

    Isom rounds out a six-man recruiting class for the Longhorns. He joins fellow transfer forward Dylan Osetkowski and freshmen Jarrett Allen, James Banks, Andrew Jones and Jacob Young.

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