Coach Tom Herman has Texas on a serious roll on the recruiting trail.
Less than a week after picking up a commitment from Under Armour All-America Game receiver Al’vonte Woodard, the Longhorns hit big again in the Houston area.
Versatile defensive back Jalen Green, the No. 138-ranked prospect in the class of 2018, committed to Texas on Friday night over LSU, Oregon, Penn State and Ohio State.
The 6-foot-1, 174-pound Green, No. 20 in Texas, is the sixth top-20 ranked prospect from the Lone Star State to commit to the Longhorns. Four of the six are defensive backs, including B.J. Foster (the nation’s No. 1 safety and the top-ranked player in Texas) and Caden Sterns (a onetime LSU verbal and the nation’s No. 3 safety).
Texas continues to trend toward a top-five class for the first time since 2012, with 11 ESPN 300 commitments, and a number of ESPN 300 top targets are still in play.