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Things can often be fluid in recruiting. In the case of Top247 Texas City wide receiver Armanti Foreman and his brother, running back D'Onta Foreman, they have been.

D'Onta (left) and Armanti Foreman are now in the fold for the Longhorns.

D'Onta, a three-star running back, has been ready to commit to the Texas Longhorns officially since his family met with the coaching staff to verify his offer. The hang-up has been with Armanti, a four-star receiver and the No. 128 overall prospect in the country according to 247Sports, who has been debating between Texas and Texas A&M.

The debate is over. The outcome from it officially has both brothers heading to Austin.

After a family meeting on Wednesday, Horns247 learned that Armanti Foreman was ready to commit to Texas. With D'Onta having been through with the process for all intents and purposes for a week or so, Armanti's word means the brothers were officially considered as Longhorn commitments shortly after 7 p.m. this evening.

The brothers become the 20th and 21st verbal commitments, respectively, in the Longhorns' 2014 recruiting class. Prior to their commitments Texas sat at No. 4 in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings behind only Alabama, Texas A&M and Ohio State.

With Armanti's commitment the Longhorns now have six verbal commitments in from rising senior wide receivers. Foreman is someone who can play in the slot or out wide, but he brings a different skill set than the other five receiver commits in the class.

"I just felt like it was best decision for both of us," he said. "We get to continue to play together and keep pushing each other. We can back each other up on bad days.

"All of our life the only thing we've known is to play together. Now we get that chance at the next level and we're very excited. We all felt comfortable there. I love it, my brother loves it and my entire family loves Texas. It's the place for us."

In addition to his national ranking, he's also the highest-rated receiver commit in the class with a grade of 93 from 247Sports. He's the No. 14 overall recruit in the state, and his skill set as a guy who can play multiple receiver positions and handle the ball in the run game isn't that different from that of current Texas receiver Kendall Sanders.

Foreman has 81 catches for over 1,800 yards and 20 receiving touchdowns over the past two years. He also has 38 carries for 619 yards and six scores.

The 5-foot-11, 176-pound receiver was at one-time committed to Oklahoma and had offers from Baylor, Florida, Michigan State, Nebraska, Texas Tech and South Carolina.

"I made the decision in my head a long time ago that Texas was right for me. I knew it was where I wanted to be," he said. "I considered Texas A&M quite a bit and they went hand in hand, but I like Texas a lot more.

"The reasons for picking the Longhorns were just a lot stronger. I compared both programs and knew that Texas was the better choice of the two. It's where I want to be."

D'Onta gives the Texas two running back commits in the class. The 6-foot, 207-pound back has the type of skill set that could make him a viable weapon as a receiving back or an H-back.

"I knew within a week after I went to their camp that Texas was the place," he said. "I love Texas."

He ran for over 1,000 yards as a junior. Over the last two years Foreman has 1,889 yards and 26 touchdowns on 250 carries.

"I felt like it was the best offer for me. It's close to home and I felt like it was, without a doubt, the best place to go and play," he said. "Our parents can come see us play all the time, too. My entire family loves the Texas program and it's just an opportunity I couldn't pass up."

Blake Munroe contributed to this report.

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