A late push by Texas resulted in the Longhorns landing Kevin Shorter, a four-star running back from Class 2A Newton, over the weekend.
The Longhorns, who already have two running backs committed for their 2014 class, didn’t start going hard after the 6-0, 186-pound athlete until less than a month ago. With recruiting dominoes falling and targets coming into focus this summer, Shorter was invited to the Texas Stampede in late July. He took another unofficial visit on Aug. 2.
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TEXAS’ 2014 CLASS
A look at Texas’ 2014 recruiting class, ordered by position. Ranking reflects 247Sports’ composite star ranking of leading recruiting sites:
QB;4;Jerrod Heard;Denton Guyer
RB;4;Donald Catalon;Aldine Eisenhower
RB;3;D’Onta Foreman;Texas City
WR;4;Armanti Foreman;Texas City
WR;4;Lorenzo Joe;Abilene Cooper
WR;3;Emanuel Porter;Dallas Lincoln
WR;3;Roderick Bernard;Hou. Sharpstown
WR;3;Garrett Gray;Marble Falls
TE;3;John Thomas;Trinity Valley C.C.
DE;4;Derick Roberson;S.A. Brennan
DT;3;Trey Lealaimatafao;S.A. Warren
DT;3;Courtney Garnett;N.O. (La.) St. Aug.
ILB;3;Andrew Beck;Tampa (Fla.) Plant
OLB;4;Otaro Alaka;Hou. Cy-Falls
OLB;3;Cameron Hampton;Dallas Carter
CB;3;Jermaine Roberts;N.O. (La.) St. Aug.
S;3;Jason Hall;S. Grand Prairie
P;2;Corbin Daly;Charlotte (N.C.) Kell