Mack Brown, Texas Score Big Over Texas A&M with Commitment from Twin Brothers
Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
Texas had a very good day.
The twin brothers had "dreamed of playing college football together," according to ESPN's Max Olson. With scholarship offers in hand from the same school, Texas was an easy decision.
Armanti was originally a Sooner commit but decommitted from Oklahoma on April 2 after receiving offers from Texas on February 23 and Texas A&M on February 25.
D'Onta had not received any offers from FBS schools when his brother had decommitted, according to an ESPN report. D'Onta finally received his offer from Texas on June 15.
With the Foremans' commitments, Texas' class of 2014 holds a solid No. 3 ranking by 247Sports. More importantly, the Longhorns have closed in on No. 2 Texas A&M and No. 1 Alabama.
Who will have the highest-ranked class of 2014 in Texas?
Since spring, Texas A&M had been stealing recruiting headlines from the Longhorns. These latest commitments are a big statement from Texas.
When Texas A&M bolted from the Big 12 to the SEC in 2012, football fans in Texas probably did not think the Aggies' stock would rise as quickly as it did. Texas A&M's class of 2013 was ranked No. 9, while Texas' small class was No. 17. The Longhorns did not have as many scholarships to offer as the Aggies, but the disparity between the two teams' classes was obvious.
2013 was the first year since 247Sports has been ranking recruiting classes that Texas A&M had a higher-ranked class than Texas.
Brown does not want to lose the Longhorns' powerful recruiting edge in its own state, especially to Texas A&M. Armanti choosing Texas over Texas A&M means Texas is not taking a back seat to anyone.
Brown will have to keep this class together until signing day in February as well as meet high expectations for this season. Phil Steele released his preseason rankings with Texas at No. 4 and Texas A&M at No. 13.
The stars and planets are starting to align, deep in the heart of Texas.
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