Longhorns add a pair of commits on Saturday

It has been a big day for the Texas Longhorns on the recruiting front with a pair of significant commits with Duncanville (Texas) defensive tackle Alex January and Bradeton (Fla.) cornerback (originally from Texas) Jordon Johnson-Rubell both announcing with about an hour of each other.

January was first to announce, picking the Horns over the likes of LSU, Texas Tech, LSU, and others. The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder will be a beast in the middle of the line and appears to be a prototypical one-technique.

If the name sounds sort of familiar, you would be right. Alex’s father Michael played for the Horns in the 1980s.

He is the first defensive lineman of the class of 2024 for head coach Steve Sarkisian.

Later Johnson-Rubell, a 5-foot-11, 180-pounder made it official and picked the Texas hat up off the table at his ceremony in Arlington (Texas). Johnson-Rubell had a final grouping of schools that included Michigan, Ohio State and TCU.

Johnson-Rubell currently attends IMG Academy but proved that you can come home as he will be playing his college football in-state in Austin with the Horns. Johnson-Rubell is a consensus four-star by the recruiting services and gives the Horns a super-talented corner, even if he does not possess that 6-foot height that is en vogue for corners these days at this level.

With the addition of these two players, Texas now sits at 11 commits to date for the class of 2024. Five members play their high school football in the state of Texas while six are out-of-staters.

July certainly has had its share of fireworks for the Horns and we are less than 24 hours in.