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Sophomore Day Recap

Considering it was the first time the Texas Longhorns hosted a sophomore day, Saturday's inaugural event would have to be considered a success.

Aaron Garza became the commitment for the Longhorns 2015 recruiting class.

Of the near 100 invites that went out for the day the staff had a good turnout with many of the state's top sophomore prospects having made their way to the 40 Acres today.

Of those prospects in attendance, eight came away with a Longhorn offer. One of those eight offers wound up being the first verbal commitment for the Longhorns in the 2015 recruiting class.

It wasn't just a day for the class of 2015 as three members of the class of 2014 were also offered.

In case you missed it, here's a rundown of what went down on a busy Saturday.

Garza gets offered, commits

Sherman offensive lineman Aaron Garza told Hookem.com recently that if he got a Texas offer he'd have a hard time turning it down. Garza didn't turn down the offer and went in the books as the first verbal commitment in the 2015 recruiting class.

“I think it’s a very prestigious school,” Garza told Hookem.com. “They have a very opportunistic football program that draws a lot of attention to themselves by recruiting some of the top players in the country.

“They’re also a very outstanding school academically. It would be a great school to attend due to its’ relative location to Sherman and that would make it convenient for my family to attend as many of my games as possible," he added. I can really see myself building a future there, both career and football wise."

Houston Clear Lake tight end Jordan Davis was offered on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 307-pound lineman chose Texas over early offers from Baylor and Michigan.

Other 2015 offers out

Chris Warren, RB, Rockwall
The 6-foot-2, 217-pound back rushed for over 1,000 yards in less than ten games. The son of former Pro Bowl RB Chris Warren also holds an offer from Baylor.

Jordan Davis, TE, Houston Clear Lake – Committed to Florida State
Davis (6-4, 235) committed to Florida State earlier in the week. He could be the game-breaking tight end the Longhorns have long coveted.

Maea Teuhema, OL, Keller
He's an early pick as the state's top offensive lineman in the class. The 6-foot-4, 330-pound blocker has offers from Baylor, TCU and Oregon State.

Malik Jefferson, LB, Mesquite Poteet
An All-State player as a sophomore, Jefferson (6-3, 215) is warming up to the Longhorns and told Hookem.com he had a great. Ole Miss and Oklahoma have offered.

Cameron Townsend, LB, Fort Bend Ridge Point
He had some good camp performances last summer. The Texas offer is his first. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound tackler was a first team All-District selection last season.

Jalen Campbell, CB, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff
Campbell (5-9, 173) recently had a big performance at a recent camp in Houston to get himself on the map. The Texas offer is Campbell's first.

Sione Teuhema was offered by Texas on Saturday.

Kendall Sheffield, CB, Fort Bend Marshall
One of the truly nationally elite defensive prospects in the country for 2015, Sheffield is in the mix to be the state's top prospect. Texas joins Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas A&M in offering.

2014 offers out

Koda Martin, OT, Manvel
The 6-foot-7, 250-pound son of Manvel head coach Kirk Martin visited Texas on Friday and Saturday. Texas has some work to do with Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas A&M having long been in his recruitment.

Sione Teuhema, DE, Keller
The older brother of Maea Teuhema is one of the state's fastest-rising prospects. Teuhema (6-4, 210) is a conversion end prospect with offers from Baylor, TCU and Oregon State among others.

Arrion Springs, CB, San Antonio Roosevelt
Athletically he's got it all. His tape backs it up. The bottom line with Springs (5-11, 187) is that he's one of the state's best defensive back prospects in a deep year at the position.

NOTE: Tampa (Fla.) Plant LB Andrew Beck and San Antonio Warren DT Trey Lealaimatafao were offered on Thursday and Friday of this week, respectively.

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