Was Jermaine Roberts’ commitment last Friday an isolated incident, or will the decision he made to commit to the Texas Longhorns begin a domino effect of sorts for defensive backs?
That remains to be seen, but what can be chalked up as fact is the New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine four-star cornerback choosing to become the Longhorns’ 14th official commitment in the 2014 class is the first in what should be a bumper crop of defensive backs.
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TEXAS’ 2014 CLASS
The Longhorns have 14 commitments for next year’s signing class:
Player;Pos.;High school;Fab 55 rank
Demetrius Knox;OG;F.W. All Saints;8
Donald Catalon;RB;Aldine Eisenhower;14
Jerrod Heard;QB;Denton Guyer;15
Jermaine Roberts;CB;N.O. St. Augustine;—
Derick Roberson;DE;S.A. Brennan;17
Otaro Alaka;OLB;Hou. Cy-Falls;21
Lorenzo Joe;WR;Abilene Cooper;31
Daniel Gresham;FB;F.W. All Saints;36
Andrew Beck;ILB;Tampa Plant;—
Roderick Bernard;WR;Hou. Sharpstown;49
Trey Lealaimatafao;DT;S.A. Warren;—
Cameron Hampton;OLB;Dallas Carter;—
Note: Roberts is rated as Louisiana’s No. 15 prospect by 247Sports; Beck is No. 39 in Florida.
Seniors: Carrington Byndom* (CB), Adrian Phillips* (S)
Juniors: Quandre Diggs* (CB), Sheroid Evans (S), Leroy Scott (CB), Mykkele Thompson* (S), Josh Turner (CB)
Sophomores: Duke Thomas (CB)
Freshmen: Antwuan Davis (CB), Bryson Echols (CB)
* likely starters
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