Posted January 3rd, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football, Recruiting

Robert Timmons, Marcus Davis, and Alex Okafor will play for the Horns (Rivals.com)

Robert Timmons, Marcus Davis, and Alex Okafor will play for the Longhorns (Rivals.com)

Today’s US Army All-American Bowl is the first of two high school all-star games this weekend that will give Texas fans the opportunity to see some future Texas Longhorns play against elite competition. Back in 2002 this game was our first chance to see how special a young man named Vincent Young might be. Today, seven commits and a few possible blue chip targets will play at noon today on NBC for the West squad.

The defensive line will be full of Horns with tackle [tag]Calvin Howell[/tag] and ends [tag]Alex Okafor[/tag] and the uncommitted stud Devon Kennard likely spending a lot of time in the East backfield. I also want to see how running back [tag]Chris Whaley[/tag] looks and if a big back can fit into Texas’ spread offense.

Here are the Texas commits and targets to keep an eye on during the game:

Name Number Position Commit? Ranking
[tag]Tariq Allen[/tag] 43 Linebacker Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Marcus Davis[/tag] 28 Cornerback Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Calvin Howell[/tag] 99 Defensive Tackle Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
Devon Kennard 42 Defensive End No 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star
Dre Kirkpatrick 13 Cornerback No 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Alex Okafor[/tag] 80 Defensive End Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Garrett Porter[/tag] 78 Offensive Tackle Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Greg Timmons[/tag] 81 Wide Receiver Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Chris Whaley[/tag] 25 Running Back Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star

View the full US Army rosters.

We’ll have thoughts on these guys and the rest of the game this weekend.

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2 Comments

  1. reply to  #1

    Bill

    Do you still thank Chris Whaley is a defense end? Did he answer the question today?

  2. reply to  #2

    Brian

    I’m one of Chris’ biggest supporters, where are you getting that I think he’s a future defensive end? I think he’s going to be a heck of a back. I think Mack loves what a big back like Chris can bring to an offense. If however he doesn’t end up at running back he has the talent to play somewhere.

    My only worry is how he fits into a spread offense, but who knows what Texas will be running with Garrett Gilbert and Whaley in the backfield.

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