Other than USC's 18 verbal commitments, Texas has the fewest commitments of all of the current Top 10 ranked schools. Outside the top 10, Georgia, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, and Notre Dame all have fewer than 20 recruits and can conceivably boomerang into the Top 5 or 10 with a furious remaining 24 hours.
If Texas were to land both Kirkpatrick and Jones, it would appear that Texas has enough to overtake LSU at the number two spot. Ohio State with its 26 commitments (and they still have outstanding targets as well) looks to be out of reach, but a number #2 finish is possible assuming LSU and USC don't finish well. Obviously, Jarvis Jones' decision impacts all three schools.
If Jarvis Jones selects Texas, he will be the first native Georgian to sign with Texas since running back Will Barnes of Camilla, Georgia after spending time at a junior college. More recently, Vanderbilt transfer punter Greg Johnson is from Lilburn, Georgia.
Alabama, in addition to Kirkpatrick, also has several highly rated targets that can potentially impact the final rankings and their position in the Top 5. For Alabama, keep an eye on Trent Richardson, Tana Patrick, Brandon Moore, and Kirkpatrick's high school teammate Kendall Kelly.
The last recruit from Alabama to sign with Texas is Adam Schreiber from Huntsville, AL. Schreiber ended up being drafted in the 1984 draft with 243rd selection and spent 16 years in the NFL.
For Texas, with at best 22 letters of intent and a low of 20, the final finish could end up anywhere from #2 to #8 which will be quite a feat given the relatively small number of scholarships given in the class.
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