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Texas Longhorns Recruiting RoundUp (4-24-2014)

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Since our last Recruiting RoundUp there has been plenty of movement on the Texas Longhorns recruiting front. Let's get you up to speed.

Texas Extends Offer to Athletic Standout from Louisiana - Texas extended an offer to one of Louisiana’s top athletes, Derrick DillonAccording to 247Sports, Dillon (from Franklinton Louisiana’s Pine High School) is a 4-Star athlete. He has been clocked at a 4.38 in the 40 and stands at 5’10″ 180 pounds. Dillon is the No. 7 player in Louisiana (247Sports Composite rankings) and No. 196 nationally.

Kirk and Collin Johnson Commit to Texas - Running back Kirk Johnson (2015 ) and brother wide receiver Collin Johnson (2016) of San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian have given their verbal commitments to head coach Charlie Strong.

Kirk Johnson is listed as 6ft even and weighs in at 197 pounds. He plays both running back and safety but with his skill set, he looks best suited as a running back or even wide receiver. 247Sports has him rated as a three star athlete.

Collin Johnson is 6’4, 180-pounds and ranked as a four-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He is a top-100 player in the country sitting at No. 85 nationally and the  No. 15 wide receiver and the No. 11 player in California.

If the Johnson name is familiar, it is because it should be. Their father Johnnie Johnson, played defensive back for Texas 30 years ago.

Four Star Defensive Back Commits to TexasKevion Ramsey is a consensus 3-star prospect, but 247Sports has rated him at 4-stars. He is listed at 6-1 and weighs 180 pounds. Ramsey is the No. 22 cornerback nationally and the No. 32 player in the state of Texas. He also held offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oregon State, and UTSA.

The  2015 Texas Longhorn Recruiting class is ranked No. 9 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12.

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.