Texas football is having a very good day. Five-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington announced his commitment to the Longhorns earlier today.
Whittington is a blue-chip player out of Cuero, Texas. The receiver is ranked No. 3 in the Lone Star State in the class of 2019.
247Sports‘ composite rankings have him No. 26 overall. He’s the fourth-ranked receiver in the country.
Jordan Whittington committed to Texas via a video produced by The Football Braniacs.
— Jordan Whittington (@J_Whitt3) March 10, 2018
It is the second huge pick-up of the day for the Longhorns. Earlier, they edged out Oklahoma, Michigan, and Auburn for highly-coveted grad transfer Calvin Anderson.
Anderson finished his undergraduate degree at Rice. The former two-star recruit broke out as one of the best linemen in the country, and will spend a year at Texas to vault his NFL Draft stock.
Whittington announced his decision date earlier this month. Texas A&M, Florida, and UCLA were also believed to be in the hunt with Texas.
In December, those four schools were named in Whittington’s top six. That list also featured Ohio State and Oklahoma.
Whittington is now the highest-ranked recruit in Texas’s 2019 class. He is the third player to commit overall.
Four-star quarterback Roschon Johnson was the first pledge in Texas’s class, back in August. A few weeks ago, three-star defensive end T’Vondre Sweat committed to the Horns.
Texas’s class is ranked 19th in the country. 247 has it at fourth in the Big 12 early on here.