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Texas Longhorns Land Four-Star Running Back Derrian Brown

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The Longhorns capped off their best weekend of the 2018 season thus far with a big commitment on Sunday. Texas added a running back Derrian Brown, a four-star prospect from Georgia, to its 2019 class.

Brown made an official visit to Austin over the weekend and saw the Longhorns roll the USC Trojans 37-14 in front of a raucous crowd at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. Brown becomes the 16th member of the top 10 class that Tom Herman currently has.

Brown isn’t very big, at just 5’10” and 179 pounds, but the Buford, GA native is ranked as the 15th-best running back in the country and the 235th-best player in the country, according to 247Sports.

The running back was considered to be down to Texas and Auburn, with South Carolina, Tennessee and Syracuse also in the mix.

Texas now has the 9th-ranked class according to 247, which puts them at 2nd in the Big 12, behind Oklahoma, who is currently ranked at 6th. Tom Herman is also going out of state far more than he did with his 2018 class. Eight of the 16 current commits are from outside the state of Texas.

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