Hemphill jumpstarts Texas' 2016 class 

August, 13, 2013
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How times have changed at Texas.

Just a short time ago the Longhorns wouldn’t even offer junior targets without them attending one of their Junior Day’s first.

Now Texas is ahead of most with eight commitments in 2015 and now has its first verbal pledge from a 2016 prospect.

Talented wide receiver Reggie Hemphill (Manvel, Texas/Manvel) became the first member of UT’s 2016 recruiting class when he committed to Mack Brown and Co. on Tuesday evening, according to his mother, Denetria Mapps.