AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas' second junior day on Saturday came and went like the first two weeks ago: without a commitment. But Sunday was a completely different story with three prospects giving their verbal pledges to the Longhorns.
Linebacker Deounderi Davis (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods) got the day started with a commitment early Sunday morning. Wide receiver Jacorey Warrick (Houston/Cypress Falls) and defensive end Daeshon Hall (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster) joined Davis later in the day.
With that, here are a few things to take away from the weekend:
The days of Texas locking up 10 commitments on a given junior day are gone. But how about one?
Those days don’t appear to be here either. Rest assure, Longhorns fans, Mack Brown and Co. have everything under control. They officially offered four players on Sunday and three of those committed. Texas has nine commitments so far and could very easily add a couple more by weeks end.
Getting defensive ... backs?
Duane Akina and the Longhorns are still trying to figure out who to offer as defensive backs in this class. Several were brought in over the weekend, including Chevoski Collins (Livingston, Texas/Livingston), Colin Janice (Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark), Kameron Miles (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite), Maurice Smith (Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles) and Antwaun Davis (Bastrop, Texas/Bastrop). But no one was offered.
It appears that Collins is on the verge of receiving one. There was plenty of confusion late Saturday as to whether or not one actually had been extended. Randy Rowe, Collins’ coach, told HornsNation that Collins was offered on Saturday. But that has not been able to be confirmed.
Smith and Davis are considered to be the top two cornerbacks in the state, but they woke up this morning still waiting for their offer.
On Thursday, Texas offered Georgia safety prospect Vonn Bell, who spent five years of his youth in Dallas and still has family in the state. The Longhorns have also offered Florida safety prospect Marcell Harris.
One trend that has already been established in 2013 is that the Longhorns appear to be going after the most athletic players on their board. Of the nine commitments, five of them could easily play a different position than what they are being recruited as.
Jake Raulerson (Celina, Texas/Celina) is being brought in as a defensive end but he could also see time as tight end and could transition over as an offensive linemen if need be.
A'Shawn Robinson">A’Shawn Robinson (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) was told he could play defensive tackle even though most regard him as one of the state’s top offensive linemen.
Ricky Seals-Jones (Sealy, Texas/Sealy) wants to be a receiver, and Texas will give him that opportunity. But if the 16-year-old’s 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame adds weight like many expect, he could find himself in a three-point stance as a tight end.
Warrick and Kyle Hicks (Arlington, Texas/Martin) are being brought in as a wide receiver and running back respectively. But both are versatile enough to move to the other side of the ball.
There could be as many as 12 scholarship slots left. Texas will likely take four offensive linemen, one more receiver, one more running back, two tight ends (counting Ricky Seals-Jones as a wide receiver), one more defensive tackle and three or four defensive backs.