Posted January 22nd, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Ian HarrisIt looked like the Longhorns had their recruiting class wrapped up back in June, but there have been some unfortunate changes the last thirty days that have made things a little more interesting. This weekend the Longhorns hosted several recruits and apparently made a big impression on them. And there’s two more athletes coming in next weekend as well.

Defensive tackle [tag]Tyrell Higgins[/tag] and safety [tag]Christian Scott[/tag] were in town over the weekend on official visits. Higgins made it official as soon as he could and gave Mack Brown his verbal commitment before he left town. Scott left Austin uncommitted but the Longhorns are thought to be the leader for the services of the talented defensive back from Dallas. LSU and Oklahoma are the other teams in the mix.

Two players who were committed to Big 12 rivals until recently will be in town this coming weekend. Tight end [tag]Ian Harris[/tag] (pictured) was a Missouri commitment going into the weekend but today he’s a Texas Longhorn. Zach Pianalto’s decommit to North Carolina opened up a spot for another tight end in this class and Harris jumped on Texas’ offer as quick as he could. Wide receiver/cornerback [tag]James Kirkendoll[/tag] was an Oklahoma Sooner yesterday but now he’s set to visit the good guys. It would be a big surprise if he’s not a Longhorn soon.

Higgins and Harris are solid prospects who help round out Texas’ top three recruiting class. Scott and Kirkendoll would be huge additions who as an added bonus could be stolen from their rivals. We’ll have more news on those two when it happens and plenty more recruiting opinions as National Signing Day approaches on February 7th.


Orangebloods is reporting that Kirkendoll is “nearly ready” and will officially commit to Texas this weekend. He is now listed in his profile as a “soft verbal.” Great news for Texas fans and bad news for the Okies. (1/24/2007)


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  1. reply to  #1


    Who is that guy in the picture?

  2. reply to  #2


    The tight end, Ian Harris.

  3. reply to  #3


    I go to school with Tyrell, and I’m very surprised to see him change his commitment. All year in the locker room, he’s been happily committed to Oklahoma state, and has been talking about how he will be going from a Clemens Buffaloe to a Oklahoma State Cowboy on February 7th. But, this same thing happend last year, when our saftey James Henry made a last minute change from Oklahoma to Texas. All I have to say is, those recruiters down there must be pretty good.

  4. reply to  #4


    One thing you can never argue is Macks ability to recruit. Mack Brown and his staff are some of the best in the nation when it comes to recruiting. Just the other day Brown visited future longhorn, Keenan Robinson while he was in class at Plano East Senior High. Other than a few cases such as Ryan Perrilloux, I think this sort of attention to all of UT’s recruits is one of many ways UT assures most commits do not change there minds.

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