The 16th commitment is in for 2011. David Smoak is reporting that linebacker Kendall Thompson out of Carthage has made his pledge to the Texas Longhorns. From Smoaky…

For the second time this week the Texas Longhorns have received a commitment from an East Texas blue-chip linebacker. This time it’s Carthage linebacker Kendall Thompson (6’3, 232, 4.7) who was offered on Saturday afternoon and committed to Mack Brown when offered, “He asked me if I wanted to be a Longhorn and I said yes sir, this is a dream come true for me, I’ve been a Longhorns fan since I was a little kid so let’s make it official right now.”

Thompson will likely end up at defensive end in college, possibly the next “Buck” defensive end for Will Muschamp’s defense that [tag]Sergio Kindle[/tag] excelled at this season. According to Orangebloods.com he’s currently slotted as the #34 player in the state and he’s #48 at Inside Texas. The Texas coaches reportedly really coveted Thompson and I expect him to climb the rankings once people get to see more film of him.

Be sure to check out the full 2011 Texas football commit list to see all 16 recruits.

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Galena Park North Shore's Sedrick Flowers is the Longhorns 15th 2011 commit. (Image: Rivals)

Lineman Sedrick Flowers is Texas' 15th 2011 commit. (Image: Rivals)

Another day, another commit for the Texas Longhorns. The 15th member of the 2011 football recruiting class is Galena Park North Shore offensive lineman Sedrick Flowers.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Flowers is not only one of the top 5 players in the state but as he’s also the top rated players at one of the team’s biggest positions of need. Flowers is the 4th offensive linemen of this class and has the most upside of any of them. He’s number 2 in the state on Orangebloods.com’s LSR 100 and number 5 on Inside Texas’ Texas Top 100.

Welcome to the 40 Sedrick.

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David Smoak of Smoaky.com is reporting that stud linebacker Steve Edmond has verbally committed to Texas. If it happens in East Texas, you can bet Smoak will know about this so you can pretty much count this as confirmed.

This is yet another huge get for defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Edmond is one of the top players in the state at any position and is rated in the top 10 on both Orangebloods.com’s LSR 100 and Inside Texas’ Texas Top 100.

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Posted January 29th, 2010 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

For the second time today, a 5-star defender has chosen the Texas Longhorns. Stud Ohio linebacker Jordan Hicks has announced he’s headed to Texas. He chose the Horns over Ohio State and Florida.

Add another one to the incredible 2010 Texas commit list.

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It’s official. Plano West 5-star defensive end [tag]Jackson Jeffcoat[/tag] has committed to the Texas Longhorns. He chose the Horns over Oklahoma and Houston. Congrats to Jackson and welcome to the 40!

He’s been added to the 2010 commit list.

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Follow along live with 40 Acres Sports on Twitter and below for beat by beat coverage of the two big recruits making their commitments today. We’ll have breaking news and our thoughts during today’s [tag]Jackson Jeffcoat[/tag] and [tag]Jordan Hicks[/tag] press conferences. Things start early with Jeffcoat’s announcement from Plano West High School at 10am. We’ll be live here and on Twitter so join us to discuss the next Longhorn greats.

Feel free to leave comments and questions using the live tool, but not all comments will be published. Read below for more notes on comments and how the live blog will work. Hook ’em!

(Live threads from Jeffcoat & Hicks commits after the jump.)

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Wide receiver [tag]Brandon Collins[/tag] is done as a Texas Longhorn. After missing the 2009 season due to academic troubles, Collins was arrested on felony assault charges Saturday and then immediately dismissed from the team Sunday when Mack Brown learned of the news. Collins’ career at Texas was already on thin ice due to various academic and character problems.

More information on Collins’ arrest from KVUE.com:

Collins was arrested after an alleged aggravated assault at a Pflugerville Mcdonald’s. Dispatchers got a call at 2:36 p.m. Saturday from a man who said he had been robbed at gunpoint in the McDonald’s parking lot. He said he had been waiting there to meet an old friend, Marcus Caruth, 19. The victim told police a black male ran up to him with a gun and demanded money from him. He identified the man as Caruth.

The victim says Caruth ran back to a silver Chrysler Sebring convertible with a black top and Texas license plates and it drove off.

Officers later spotted a vehicle matching the victim’s description, stopped the car in the 1800 block of W. Pecan St. and detained the occupants.

The back right passenger was identified as Caruth, the front passenger as Ashton Collins, 25, and the driver as Brandon Collins, 20. Officers found a loaded pistol under the front right seat and a small amount of marijuana and a substance believed to be hashish in the car.

Caruth and Brandon Collins told police they had arranged the meeting with the victim to buy marijuana. Although the victim stated that Caruth was the man who had attacked him and with a gun, both Caruth and Brandon Collins said it was Collins who approached the victim and he, at no time, had a gun. They both said Ashton Collins was the only person who had a gun.

Expected to be the number two guy behind [tag]Jordan Shipley[/tag] this year, I was hoping Collins could get his head on straight and be a reliable veteran option for new QB [tag]Garrett Gilbert[/tag] in 2010. Fortunately the Horns have seen flashes from returning wide receivers [tag]Malcolm Williams[/tag], [tag]Marquise Goodwin[/tag], and [tag]James Kirkendoll[/tag]. The fact that the Texas coaches are bringing six high school commits at the position, including the state’s number one wideout Darius White who committed yesterday.

Collins may no longer be a Longhorn, but let’s hope the young man realizes his potential and can get his life together before it’s too late.

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Just moments ago WR [tag]Darius White[/tag] committed to the Longhorns live on ESPN during the Under Armour-All American game. He’s a 5-star guy and showed today in the game what he’s capable of at the next level. More to follow…

Update: Video of Darius picking the good guys:

Update: Some links to stories on White’s commitment:

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Just a freshman, DJ Monroe already has two kick returns for touchdowns. (Image: Zimbio)

Just a freshman, DJ Monroe already has two kick returns for touchdowns. (Image: Zimbio)

It wasn’t all good news for the Texas football team over the weekend. Kick returner and running back [tag]DJ Monroe[/tag] was arrested early Sunday morning in Hays County and charged with driving while intoxicated. Monroe, a redshirt freshman from Angleton, is only 20 years old.

On Sunday evening Texas head coach [tag]Mack Brown[/tag] announced that Monroe had been suspended indefinitely and released the following statement on the arrest:

“We’re disappointed anytime one of our players is accused of wrongdoing. We’re aware of the situation involving DJ Monroe. We have talked to DJ and his family and have decided to suspend him indefinitely, pending the completion of the legal process.”

Depending on the circumstances, previous DWI arrests have led to suspensions ranging from one to three games. My guess is Monroe will get the stiffer penalty and be forced to sit out through the end of the regular season and Big 12 Championship game. He would then be able to return for the team’s bowl appearance.

We all make mistakes and while DWI is a very serious offense, the Texas fanbase should be patient to wait for the full details before condemning Monroe. He will almost assuredly get a second chance and hopefully he will learn from this mistake and grow from it. From a team standpoint, they’ll put [tag]Jordan Shipley[/tag] back on kickoffs now so there should not be any drop off in that department. Hopefully, for a team hitting on all cylinders and with an eye towards a national title something like this does not become a distraction.

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The Tennessean is reporting that the Titans have benched quarterback Kerry Collins and Texas legend [tag]Vince Young[/tag] will make the start Sunday versus the Jaguars. The Titans are 0-6 and Vince is due big money if the team wants to keep him after this season, it is only logical that the team throws him out there for the final 10 games of the season to see what he can do.

Link: Titans to start Vince Young against Jaguars

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