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Texas target Jalen Green participates in The Opening regional in Houston. (Mike Craven)

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Four-star cornerback Jalen Green commits to Texas

Posted July 21st, 2017

Houston Heights cornerback Jalen Green became commitment No. 13 for the Longhorns in the 2018 class Friday night. Green, a four-star prospect ranked No. 9 on the Fabulous 55, is the first cornerback to choose Texas in the 2018 cycle. Green was an all-defensive selection at The Opening Final in Oregon.

Four-star cornerback Jalen Green was a standout at The Opening Final. (Mike Craven)

Green possesses the ideal combination of length and athleticism at over 6-foot. He started his high school career as a quarterback before switching to defense before the start of his sophomore season. The move stuck and Green quickly earned scholarship offers from around the country, including one from Houston when Tom Herman was still the Cougars head coach.

Green announced a top five of Texas, Oregon, LSU, Ohio State and Penn State. He is the first of three in-state cornerbacks the Longhorns want as part of the 2018 class. Texas is still in pursuit of Houston Lamar teammates D’Shawn Jamison and Anthony Cook.

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2018 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

Here's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Tom Herman for the 2018 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from Horns247. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 7, 2018.
PlayerPos. SchoolStars Committed
Byron HobbsLBFt. Worth Eastern Hills34/7/17
Casey ThompsonQBSouthmoore (Okla.)44/13/17
Cameron Rising QBNewbury Park (Calif.)44/22/17
Reese MooreOTSeminole 34/23/17
Cameron DickerKLake Travis35/4/17
Caden SternsSCibolo Steele45/7/17
Keaontay IngramRBCarthage45/30/17
DeMarvion OvershownSArp45/31/17
Ayodele AdeoyeLBRitenour (Mo.)46/4/17
B.J. FosterSAngleton 56/5/17
Rondale MooreWRTrinity (Ky.)46/25/17
Al'Vonte WoodardWRHouston Lamar47/15/17
Jalen GreenCBHouston Heights47/21/17
Brennan EaglesWRAlief Taylor47/24/17

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