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Texas debuts with No. 4 class

Longhorns have high ranking despite loss of Seals-Jones

Updated: June 7, 2012, 6:30 PM ET
By William Wilkerson | HornsNation

There are few programs in the country that can absorb the decommitment of a player rated No. 7 overall and still find themselves with a top-five class ranking.

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(William Wilkerson/ESPN.comDarius James is the highest-ranked commit in Texas' 2013 class.
But that's exactly what the Longhorns were able to do after Ricky Seals-Jones, the No. 1 wide receiver in the ESPN 150, opted to reopen his recruitment on Tuesday. The unexpected news sent shockwaves through the recruiting world.