Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns pulled heavy from North Texas for this year's recruiting class.
Topping the list of local talent headed to Austin is DE Jackson Jeffcoat -- a true blue chip recruit out of Plano West. He is ranked No. 1 for strongside defensive ends in the country and No. 12 nationally, according to Rivals.com. He is also a skilled basketball player who uses his agility incredibly well on the football field. Jeffcoat is expected to make an immediate impact at Texas and play as a freshman.
Jeffcoat, who took his time deciding between Texas and Oklahoma, announced his decision last week. Jeffcoat was also reported to be visiting Houston, where his father, former Dallas Cowboy Jim Jeffcoat, is a coach.
"I felt the most comfortable at Texas. All these schools are great schools, I just felt right with Texas," said Jeffcoat. "I believe my dad is the best coach in the country, but some things didn't work out. I feel like this is the right place for me."
Joining Jeffcoat on Brown's defense is LB Jordan Hicks out of West Chester, Ohio. Hicks is the No. 4 player in the country according to ESPN Scouts Inc., and the No. 16 player on the Rivals100. He chose Texas over both Ohio State and Florida.
Texas also got a letter of intent from Skyline WR Mike Davis. Davis is ranked No. 4 nationall of all wide receivers and No. 34 overall, according to Rivals.com. In 2009, he had 48 receptions for 1,157 yards with 19 touchdowns. He tallied nearly 3,000 yards receiving while at Skyline with 39 touchdowns. Not to be overlooked is Denton Guyer DL Taylor Bible. Bible is ranked No. 12 nationally of all defensive lineman and No. 98 overall, according to Rivals.com.
Texas' other local recruits of note are Benson (No. 155 overall and No. 11 for OLB), Harris (No. 218 overall and No. 31 for WR), Jackson (No. 36 overall and No. 3 for OLB), Phillips (No. 30 for athletes), Terrell (No. 46 for wide receivers), A. White (No. 26 for cornerbacks), D. White (No. 6 for wide receivers and No. 41 overall) and Wilson (No. 4 for strongside defensive ends and No. 29 nationally).
Football signees announced Wednesday by Texas, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown:
Aaron Benson, lb, 6-2, 225, Cedar Hill (Texas) HS
Taylor Bible, dl, 6-3, 300, Guyer HS, Denton, Texas
Carrington Byndom, db, 6-0, 175, Lufkin (Texas) HS
Demarco Cobbs, ath, 6-2, 212, Central HS, Tulsa, Okla.
De'Aires Cotton, dl, 6-4, 286, Taylor HS, Alief, Texas
Gregory Daniels, dl, 6-5, 250, St. Pius X HS, Houston
Mike Davis, wr, 6-2, 183, Skyline HS, Dallas
Ashton Dorsey, dl, 6-2, 290, John Tyler HS, Tyler, Texas
Dominic Espinosa, ol, 6-4, 295, Cedar Park (Texas) HS
John Harris, wr, 6-3, 200, Naaman Forest HS, Garland, Texas
Jordan Hicks, lb, 6-2, 220, Lakota West HS, West Chester, Ohio
Trey Hopkins, ol, 6-4, 280, North Shore HS, Galena Park, Texas
Bryant Jackson, db, 6-2, 186, Sulphur Springs (Texas) HS
Tevin Jackson, lb, 6-2, 230, Garland (Texas) HS
Jackson Jeffcoat, dl, 6-5, 235, Plano West HS, Plano, Texas
Chris Jones, wr, 6-0, 175, Daingerfield (Texas) HS
Case McCoy, qb, 6-2, 175, Graham (Texas) HS
Adrian Phillips, db, 5-11, 199, Garland (Texas) HS
William Russ, p-k, 6-4, 185, Evangel Christian HS, Shreveport, La.
Traylon Shead, rb, 6-2, 210, Cayuga (Texas) HS
Darius Terrell, te, 6-3, 215, DeSoto (Texas) HS
A.J. White, db, 6-0, 175, DeSoto (Texas) HS
Darius White, wr, 6-3, 200, Dunbar HS, Fort Worth, Texas
Reggie Wilson, dl, 6-3, 240, Haltom HS, Haltom City, Texas
Connor Wood, qb, 6-4, 209, Second Baptist HS, Houston
In 2009, Texas finished ranked No. 2 in the country after losing the National Championship Game to Alabama.