There has been plenty of drama around Longhorns football — the poor start, Mack Brown’s preseason optimism undone two weeks in, the firing of the defensive coordinator and nearly daily rumors about Brown’s future — but the 33 high school recruits who have already committed to Texas are standing firm.
Defections from a recruiting class are normal these days — Reggie Hemphill, for example, is a class of 2016 wide receiver who’s still 29 months away from signing a letter of intent — but the product on the field isn’t typically a reason why committed prospects begin listening to other suitors.
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Texas has 24 commitments for its 2014 recruiting class:
QB Jerrod Heard, Denton Guyer
DE Derick Roberson, S.A. Brennan; S John Bonney, Houston Lamar; WR Armanti Foreman, Texas City; RB Donald Catalon, Aldine Eisenhower; OLB Otaro Alaka, Hou. Cypress Falls; ATH Kevin Shorter, Newton; WR Lorenzo Joe, Abilene Cooper;
CB Jermaine Roberts, N.O. (La.) St. Augustine; ILB Andrew Beck, Tampa (Fla.) Plant; C Terrell Cuney, Jasper; DT Trey Lealaimatafao, S.A. Warren; WR Emanuel Porter, Dallas Lincoln; WR Dorian Leonard, Longview; WR Roderick Bernard, Hou. Sharpstown; DE Sione Teuhema, Keller; OLB Cameron Hampton, Dallas Carter; DE Jake McMillon, Abilene; DT Courtney Garnett, N.O. (La.) St. Augustine; WR Garrett Gray, Marble Falls; TE John Thomas, Trinity Valley C.C.; RB D’Onta Foreman, Texas City; S Jason Hall, S. Grand Prairie; P Corbin Daly, Charlotte (N.C.) Kell