Posted February 12th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Just like last year the 2008 recruiting season is just a few weeks old and the Longhorns have already bagged nine of the top recruits in the state.

The headliners of the group are possible 5-star wide receiver Dan Buckner out of Allen and offensive lineman David Snow from Gilmer. Buckner is big (6-foot-5) and fast (4.5 forty), he could be the next number 4 out at wide receiver for the Horns. Some have Buckner rated as the top receiver in the country.

I’m also excited about Justin Tucker, a kicker out of Austin Westlake. Tucker is the nation’s top rated kicker and the Horns didn’t let this one get out of their own backyard (see Mason Crosby). Tucker will be a redshirt freshman when Hunter Lawrence is a senior, meaning we’re actually stacking the roster and won’t have to rely on a true freshman walk-on kicker for once.

2008 Commits
  • LB [tag]Emmanuel Acho[/tag] – Dallas
  • OL [tag]Mark Buchanan[/tag] – Austin
  • WR [tag]Dan Buckner[/tag] – Allen
  • ATH [tag]Brock Fitzhenry[/tag] – Giddings
  • RB [tag]Jeremy Hills[/tag] – Alief
  • DB [tag]DJ Monroe[/tag] – Angleton
  • RB [tag]Ryan Roberson [/tag]- Brenham
  • OL [tag]David Snow[/tag] – Gilmer
  • K [tag]Justin Tucker[/tag] – Austin
  • DB [tag]Aaron Williams[/tag] – Round Rock

Update: Added Emmanuel Acho to the list as his commitment became official this morning. The 6-foot-2 linebacker out of Dallas St. Mark’s is of course 2007 signee Sam Acho‘s little brother. Check out some great video highlights of Emmanuel.

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