The second major recruiting announcement of the season has arrived, and it comes Texas-sized: Jackson Jeffcoat, Plano West defensive end and five star prospect, announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns today. The announcement, per Burnt Orange Nation, puts a spectacular topper on an already luxurious wedding cake of a recruiting class for Texas. Yes, I said cake, because it is delicious just like National Signing Day is, and because it has to be doubly sweet for Texas to beat out rival Oklahoma for Jeffcoat's affections.
Really, it's almost an embarrassment of riches for Texas, as recruiting momentum continues to build as the 2010 class winds down and the class seemingly keeps adding elite talent upon elite talent -- it's really unbelievable how this class is beginning to wrap up, with the commitment of the only current five star of the group in Jeffcoat, who obviously decided that he wanted to jump on the Longhorn bandwagon that he is rolling towards numerous opportunities to compete for the national championship -- the stud defensive end decided it was indeed better to be with Texas than against Texas.
Texas is also in the running for Jordan Hicks, the Ohio five-star linebacker who will announce his destination at 1 EST and decide between Texas, Ohio State, and Florida. Both are employing the pre-emptive early announcement technique here, but it remains to be seen if Hicks will come up with something to improve upon the "OOOH WHICH HAT WILL I CHOOSE" technique of unveiling his choice.