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2012 Texas Football Recruiting Class Signees Stands At 28 Strong

The Texas Longhorns recruiting class received a boost when Torshiro Davis flipped from LSU to the Longhorns. The Longhorns were disappointed that they didn't land Dorial Green-Beckham but they ended up adding 28 names to the roster in what could be the No. 1 class in the nation by some ranking services.

According to, Texas signed two five-star recruits by had 15 rated at four-stars and another 10 at three-stars. The two five-star players Malcolm Brown a 6-foot-2, 280 pound defensive tackle from Brenham, Texas along with 5-foot-11, 190 pound running back Johnathon Gray out of Aledo, Texas

Caleb Bluiett DE Fr.-HS 6-3 238 Beaumont, Texas (West Brook)
Paul Boyette, Jr. DT Fr.-HS 6-4 295 Humble, Texas (Humble)
Connor Brewer* QB Fr.-HS 6-2 200 Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)
Malcom Brown DT Fr.-HS 6-4 285 Brenham, Texas (Brenham)
Adrian Colbert DB Fr.-HS 6-2 191 Mineral Wells, Texas (Mineral Wells)
Timothy Cole LB Fr.-HS 6-2 230 Brenham, Texas (Brenham)
Bryce Cottrell DE Fr.-HS 6-3 235 Plano, Texas (Plano West)
Torshiro "Shiro" Davis DE Fr.-HS 6-3 220 Shreveport, La. (Woodlawn)
Alex De La Torre* LB Fr.-HS 6-1 230 Denton, Texas (Ryan)
Bryson Echols DB Fr.-HS 5-10 165 DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)
Kennedy Estelle OL Fr.-HS 6-7 300 Pearland, Texas (Dawson)
Johnathan Gray RB Fr.-HS 5-11 202 Aledo, Texas (Aledo)
Donald Hawkins* OL Jr.-TR 6-5 310 Tunica, Miss. (Northwest [Miss.] CC/Rosa Fort HS)
Camrhon Hughes* OL Fr.-HS 6-7 320 Harker Heights, Texas (Harker Heights)
Peter Jinkens LB Fr.-HS 6-1 200 Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
Daje Johnson ATH Fr.-HS 5-10 175 Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson)
Marcus Johnson WR Fr.-HS 6-1 185 League City, Texas (Clear Springs)
Cayleb Jones WR Fr.-HS 6-3 198 Austin, Texas (Austin)
Nick Jordan K Fr.-HS 6-1 175 Coppell, Texas (Coppell)
Brandon Moore* DT Jr.-TR 6-5 335 Montgomery, Ala. (East Mississippi CC/Alabama/Carver HS)
Alex Norman DT Fr.-HS 6-4 275 Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne)
Jalen Overstreet QB Fr.-HS 6-2 212 Tatum, Texas (Tatum)
Hassan Ridgeway DE Fr.-HS 6-4 255 Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield)
Curtis Riser OL Fr.-HS 6-4 285 DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)
Kendall Sanders WR Fr.-HS 6-0 175 Athens, Texas (Athens)
Dalton Santos LB Fr.-HS 6-3 250 Van, Texas (Van)
Duke Thomas* CB Fr.-HS 5-11 170 Killeen, Texas (Copperas Cove)
Kevin Vaccaro DB Fr.-HS 5-10 182 Brownwood, Texas (Brownwood)

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