DE Jackson Jeffcoat, OLB Jordan Hicks Commit To Texas Longhorns

Bryan KellySenior Analyst IJanuary 29, 2010

Today, the Texas Longhorns landed their two biggest commitments of the 2010 class in five-star DE Jackson Jeffcoat and five-star OLB Jordan Hicks.

Jeffcoat, the no. 1 overall defensive end to ESPN and the no. 2 to Rivals and Scout, was considering the Sooners and the Houston Cougars, for whom his father Jeff is defensive line coach.

Hicks is the no. 1 overall OLB in the class of 2010. He was deciding between Ohio State, Florida, and the Longhorns, who led for most of his recruitment after an outstanding visit to Austin.

Jeffcoat and Hicks become part of what is now a recruiting shootout between the rival Sooners and Longhorns, who are in a dead heat for the number-one class in the conference.

Oklahoma has already gained a whopping 30 commits, and may have the one of the best overall classes in the nation, bolstered on defense by Nelson, S Tony Jefferson, S Quinton Hayes and LB Aaron Franklin.

In grabbing Jeffcoat, the Longhorns are now at 24 commitments, a majority of which are touted four-stars from the state of Texas. Along with Jeffcoat, Hicks and fellow five-star, WR Darius White, the Longhorns have restocked their defensive line by pocketing commitments from the no. 2 overall DT, Taylor Bible, and the no. 4 DT, Ashton Dorsey.

Here's my in-depth reaction to these two recruits' announcements. Also, be sure to check out MaxPreps' signing day liveblog for announcements and reactions throughout the next week.