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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
HornsNation signing day live blog

By HornsNation staff

Naashon Hughes, Darius James
Linebacker Naashon Hughes (left) and offensive lineman Darius James are officially Longhorns.
Welcome to HornsNation's live coverage of national signing day for the Texas Longhorns. We'll be with you throughout the day providing up-to-the minute updates on UT's Class of 2013.

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Follow the live blog after the jump.


10:30 a.m. CT: Because Texas has all of its expected LOIs in, we're going to wrap the live blog. We'll add any updates right here.


9:35 a.m. CT: According to our friends at Longhorn Network, three-star juco offensive tackle Desmond Harrison is signed, sealed and delivered. That means all expected recruits are accounted for.

ESPN 300 WR Jake Oliver (@joliver_6) signing with Texas today #SigningDay twitter.com/ESPNHornsNatio…

— HornsNation (@ESPNHornsNation) February 6, 2013

Who needs a #SigningDay hat when you've got this? Here's new Texas OLB Naashon Hughes. #longhorns twitter.com/max_olson/stat…

— Max Olson (@max_olson) February 6, 2013

9:10 a.m. CT: Harker Heights teammates Darius James ESPN 150, the Horns' top-ranked recruit, and Naashon Hughes have signed with Texas. HornsNation's Max Olson is on hand at their announcement and will have more later. That leaves just one recruit unaccounted for, junior college offensive tackle Desmond Harrison. But don't worry, Texas fans. It's still very early on the west coast.

Top Texas commit and ESPN No. 1 center Darius James #longhorns #SigningDay twitter.com/max_olson/stat…

— Max Olson (@max_olson) February 6, 2013

9:02 a.m. CT: Offensive tackle Kent Perkins ESPN 150 is all set and has signed with Texas.

Darius James and Naashon Hughes, about to become #Longhorns #SigningDay twitter.com/max_olson/stat…

— Max Olson (@max_olson) February 6, 2013

8:45 a.m. CT: Athlete Chevoski Collins ESPN 300 has sent in his LOI to Texas.


8:31 a.m. CT: WR Jake Oliver ESPN 300 (Dallas/Jesuit) has signed with Texas.

Officially a Texas Longhorn #finally #Hookem

— Jake Oliver (@joliver_6) February 6, 2013

8:15 a.m. CT: DB Antwuan Davis ESPN 150 has sent in his LOI. Only a few more remain for the Longhorns.


8:08 a.m. CT: Three-star athlete Montrel Meander is officially a Longhorn.


7:56 a.m. CT: Four-star safety Erik Huhn has faxed his LOI to Texas.


7:49 a.m. CT: OL Rami Hammad has sent in his LOI. ESPN 300 WR Jacorey Warrick is in, too.

Texas got a huge surprise from this guy on signing day last year. We aren't expecting anything like that to happen today, but you just never know.


Early enrollees

OT Jake Raulerson (Celina, Texas/Celina) ESPN 150: The ESPN 150 lineman is capable of helping the Longhorns right away both offensively and defensively. At 6-foot-5, 262 pounds, Raulerson is a perfect combination of athleticism and intensity and is a cornerstone of the 2013 class.

LB Deoundrei Davis (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods) ESPN 300: The 6-2, 215-pound four-star recruit will eventually be an outside linebacker for the Longhorns, but the nation's No. 151 prospect is currently recovering from a torn ACL suffered during his senior season.

ATH Tyrone Swoopes (Whitewright, Texas/Whitewright): While listed as an athlete, Swoopes -- an Elite 11 quarterback -- will be expected to enter Texas' quarterback derby when he steps on campus. Along with being athletic, Swoopes is big a 6-5, 229 pounds.

TE Geoff Swaim (Chico, Calif./Butte College): Texas needs tight ends that can come in and play immediately and Swaim could very well be that guy. At 6-5, 250, Swaim has the ability to block at the point of attack as well as factor into the passing game.