Jacorey Warrick signs with Texas

Jacorey Warrick at a summer 7on7 event - Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

A participant in The Opening, the slot receiver prospect grew up a fan of the 'Horns.

The Texas Longhorns need some help replacing Marquise Goodwin and DJ Monroe in the perimeter run game and got it on Wednesday with the signing of Cypress (Texas) Cypress Falls wide receiver Jacorey Warrick.

A consensus four-star prospect, the 5'11, 170-pound Warrick ranks as a top-250 player nationally, a top-35 wide receiver in the country, and one of the top 35 players in the state of Texas. He held offers from Baylor, Clemson, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Utah. A lifelong Longhorn fan, Warrick's father played in the marching band during his days in Austin.

Here's the evaluation of Warrick at the time of his commitment:

As potential slot guy, Warrick has the change of direction ability, acceleration and top-end speed that should lessen any sting from losing Thomas Johnson a few months ago and ranks right up there with any guy Texas has signed in the last three classes, in competition with Kendall Sanders.

Initially, one thing that stands out about Warrick is just how many tackles he breaks. Whether he's spinning out of them or just running through arm tackles and maintaining his balance he gets it done. Having some serious shake and jump-cut ability doesn't hurt either.

But all that talk fails to do justice to what is perhaps the strongest attribute that Warrick has -- his suddenness and first-step acceleration is as close to elite as it gets if it isn't flat-out elite in the first place. Like a lot of kids who get classified as athletes out of high school, Warrick has all the tools of a slot receiver and a defensive back.

Warrick also participated in The Opening last summer, but did not stand out. A meniscus tear cut short his senior season.

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Recruitment timeline: Warrick committed to Texas following the second Junior Day in late February and remained firm throughout the process.

Highlight video:

Jacorey Warrick #11 Cy Falls High School c/o 2013 (Junior Highlights) (via Terrence Tolden)

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