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Davis caps UT's big finish

The defensive end's signing-day switch give Texas 12 ESPNU 150 commits

Updated: February 1, 2012, 9:07 PM ET
By William Wilkerson | HornsNation

AUSTIN, Texas -- There was a time some seven years ago that saying the name "Ryan Perrilloux" around town would have gotten you, at the very least, a strange look and a perturbed response from someone in burnt orange.

[+] EnlargeTorshiro Davis
Courtesy Jim Hudelson/Shreveport TimesAfter being committed to LSU for almost a year, Torshiro Davis announced his commitment to Texas Wednesday.

Perrilloux, of course, was not only one of the top quarterbacks but top players in the country out of Reserve (La.) East St. John's in 2005. He appeared to be the heir apparent to Vince Young after he gave his verbal commitment to the Longhorns months before national signing day and remained steadfast about signing with Texas over that time.