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Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:15 pm
 

Darius James makes it a dozen for Texas

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Texas has now reached a dozen commitments thanks to Harker Heights (Texas) offensive lineman Darius James' pledge on Monday and it is quite the early run on talent by the Longhorns. The latest addition in particular gives the program one of the top in-state linemen and came as a bit of a surprise to some.

"It was more of a gut feeling. I just felt like I needed to do it," James told Orangebloods.com. "I actually decided sometime last week. We set it up this morning. Our coaches were going to come down and watch practice. I just came with them and pulled the trigger."

The 6-foot-5, 325-pound interior player held offers from Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. James, a MaxPreps Top Junior, just felt more comfortable after making a few visits to Austin the past few weeks.

"It's more of a homey feeling. I love everything about Texas. There is no downfall to it. I just love Texas," James said. "It's a big relief. Now I get to focus on my grades more because I don't have people calling me while I'm doing homework and things like that. It should be really good."

Teammate Naashon Hughes is also committed to Texas and James is the second offensive lineman the school is sending to Austin in the past two years after Camrhon Hughes enrolled early as part of the class of 2012.
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:57 am
 

Texas gets No. 11 via grayshirt offer

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Texas has been moving quickly to secure to their class of 2013 and added another commitment on Tuesday but it was a depature from standard recruiting procedure for the Longhorns. Harker Heights (Texas) linebacker Naashon Hughes joins the orange and white's class of 2013 as the 11th commitment but will do so as a grayshirt at the moment.

"He did commit. He just talked to coach (Mack) Brown. Right now, he's considered to be offered a grayshirt," Harker Heights head coach Mike Mullins told Orangebloods.com. "From that standpoint, if something happens between now and then, he'll be right there (for an offer towards the 2013 class). Right now, he'll go through and graduate with his class. Then he'll be six month on his own of taking classes, then be first commitment next January for (the recruiting class of) 2014."

The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder held full scholarship offers from Baylor, LSU and South Carolina which makes the move an unsual one all things considered. Still, Hughes is a big Texas fan and appeared to be set on going to Austin even if it was via the road less traveled. His brother, Camrhon, was an early enrollee as part of the class of 2012 along the offensive line.

 
 
 
 
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