Posted February 12th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Texas’ first Junior Day of 2008 over the weekend resulted in seven young men giving Mack Brown their pledge to become Longhorns in 2009. It started a little early last week with quarterback Garrett Gilbert‘s commitment and the last one came in yesterday as lineman Thomas Ashcraft called the staff to tell them he’d be a Longhorn.

The future of the offense looks bright as Horns picked up commitments from the top quarterback (Gilbert), top running back ([tag]Chris Whaley[/tag]), and top wide receiver (Greg Timmons) in the state of Texas. Those guys will have Ashcraft and two other top offensive linemen blocking for them up front. Cornerback Marcus Davis is the defense’s lone commit so far, but the highly recruited player out of the Houston area is a heck of a start.

Here’s the list of 2009 commitments so far:

Name Position Rating* LSR** Hometown
Thomas Ashcraft OL starstarstarstar 13 Cedar Hill
Marcus Davis DB starstarstarstar 15 League City
Garrett Gilbert QB starstarstarstarstar 2 Austin
Paden Kelley OL starstarstarstar 31 Austin
Garrett Porter OL starstarstarstar 30 Odessa
Greg Timmons WR starstarstarstar 10 Aldine
Chris Whaley RB starstarstarstar 8 Madisonville

*Note: Several of the star ratings are just estimates based on the video I’ve seen of the recruits and’s state rankings.

**Note: LSR is Geoff Ketchum’s Lone Star Recruiting Top 100. The numbers represent the player’s ranking as of 2/13/2008.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Hook'Em Horns

    Looking good already. I just pray that Russel Shepard will commit too. My opinion, I would rather have Russel than Garret Gilbert. Russel would fit right in.

  2. […] It’s barely March but it looks like Mack Brown is close to wrapping up his 2009 recruiting class already. After starting out strong with Garrett Gilbert and six other commits at the team’s first junior day, the Horns have since added eight more of the state’s top football players to bring the total tally up to fifteen. […]

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