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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Strong, Texas hosting first junior day

By Max Olson

Texas takes its first big step toward building up its 2015 recruiting class under new coach Charlie Strong on Saturday, with the Longhorns’ first junior day of the year.

The Longhorns are reportedly bringing in as many as 70 prospects for unofficial campus visits this weekend, including six committed prospects and more than a dozen ranked in the ESPN 300.

Among those top-ranked recruits expected to attend are quarterback Kevin Dillman (Denton, Texas/Guyer), athlete J.W. Ketchum (Fort Bend, Texas/Marshall), linebacker/end Anthony Wheeler (Dallas/Skyline), linebacker Cameron Townsend (Missouri City, Texas/Ridge Point) and defensive backs Holton Hill (Houston/Lamar) and Xavier Lewis (Reserve, La./East Saint John).

Texas also hosted two ESPN 300 recruits on campus Friday, receiver John Burt (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) and cornerback Kris Boyd (Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer). Both are expected to attend on Saturday as well.

The one-day event will also give Strong and his coaching staff a chance to better get to the recruits who committed to Texas’ previous staff.

Five of those six pledges -- Patrick Vahe (Euless, Texas/Trinity), Connor Lanfear (Buda, Texas/Hays), Jordan Stevenson (Dallas/South Oak Cliff), Jalen Campbell (Corpus Christi, Texas/Flour Bluff) and Johnny Shaw (Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark) -- are expected to make the trip to Austin this weekend.

Traditionally, Texas junior days have been a boon to start off recruiting classes, an event that can lead to a flurry of pledges – including 13 in one weekend in 2010 – but the Longhorns got started on this class long ago, even hosting its first sophomore day last year.

Here’s a look at the many 2015 and 2016 recruits expected to visit Texas on Saturday:

QB Kevin Dillman, Denton Guyer
QB Ryan Agnew, Southlake Carroll
QB Nathan Elliott, Celina
QB T'Quan Wallace, Oklahoma City Casady
QB Devin Williams, Mansfield Timberview (2016)
QB Josh White, Marietta (Ga.) Walton (2016)
QB Keaton Torre, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe (2016)
RB Jordan Stevenson, Dallas South Oak Cliff (Texas commit)
RB Tristian Houston, Houston North Shore
RB Nigel Anderson, Reserve (La.) East Saint John
RB Remus Bulmer, Missouri City Ridge Point
RB Kameron Martin, Port Arthur Memorial (2016)
RB Devwah Whaley, Beaumont Central (2016)
WR John Burt, Tallahassee Lincoln
WR Ryan Newsome, Aledo
WR John Humphrey, League City Clear Falls
WR Denver Johnson, Oklahoma City Casady
WR Dahu Green, Oklahoma City Westmoore
WR Antonio Parks, Reserve (La.) East Saint John
TE Kaden Smith, Flower Mound Marcus (2016)
OL Patrick Vahe, Euless Trinity (Texas commit)
OL Connor Lanfear, Buda Hays (Texas commit)
OL Joshua Wariboko, Oklahoma City Casady (Oklahoma commit)
OL Ronnie Major, Huntsville (Baylor commit)
OL Toby Weathersby, Houston Westfield
OL Keaton Sutherland, Flower Mount Marcus
OL Joshua Jones, Fort Bend Bush
OL Johnny Wilson, Midland Christian
DE Charles Omenihu, Rowlett
DE Landis Durham, Plano East
DE Lonzell Gilmore, Spring
DT Joshua Uluocha, Stafford
DT Vessy Parrish, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe (2016)
LB Cameron Townsend, Missouri City Ridge Point
LB Anthony Wheeler, Dallas Skyline
LB Jeremy Cox, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe
LB Richard Moore, Cedar Hill
LB Riley Garner, College Station A&M Consolidated
DB Xavier Lewis, Reserve (La.) East Saint John
DB Kris Boyd, Gilmer
DB Jalen Campbell, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff (Texas commit)
DB Holton Hill, Houston Lamar
DB Johnny Shaw, West Orange-Stark (Texas commit)
DB Jamile Johnson Jr., Dallas South Oak Cliff (Oklahoma commit)
DB DeShon Elliott, Rockwall-Heath
DB Prentice McKinney, Dallas South Oak Cliff
DB James Locke, Beaumont Central
DB Keivon Ramsey, Converse Judson
DB Jordan Tolbert, Fort Bend Ridge Point (Houston commit)
DB Kenneth McGruder, Houston Alief Taylor
DB Ashton Preston, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe
DB Gary Woods II, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe
DB Max Wariboko, Oklahoma City Casady (2016)
ATH Louis Brown, Burton
ATH Tre’ Spencer, West Orange-Stark