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Another Duvernay joins Texas

Donovan Duvernay. (courtesy of Duvernay)
Donovan Duvernay. (courtesy of Duvernay)

AUSTIN – One brother down, one to go.

That could’ve been UT’s mantra on Wednesday after 5-star WR Devin Duvernay committed. Tonight, his brother Donovan, less than three days from being released from his LOI by Baylor, pledged to the Charlie Strong and the Longhorns.

Excerpt from the Recruiting Notebook:

Donovan Duvernay, 6-foot-0, 190 – Garland Sachse (WR/DB)

How he fits at Texas: Donovan Duvernay would be a good take for an Air Raid team even if his brother wasn’t the fastest player in the state. At Baylor he’s going to have to prove himself in the slot against a crowded field but he has real quickness and receiving ability so if he learns to run routes better than anyone else he has a chance to find the field. You also wonder if he might have upside on defense.

Coach Says: No, Donovan isn’t as dynamic as his brother Devin, but how many players in the country are? With that said the more I watch the kid, the more I like him and think you can find a way to factor him to your football team. Now whether you are going to keep him at receiver where most of his tape features him at or at defensive back where you have to go back to his junior tape to see him at is another story. On the offensive side he makes a good amount of plays and seems to have a knack for getting himself open. He’s a potential utility guy that can be used in a variety of ways on offense and could potentially even be showcased as a returner. It will be interesting to see how he is used once he gets to campus.

How this affects Texas: Donovan, brother of Devin, is a player in his own right. He projects at WR or DB. The 3-star from Sachse enjoyed a great season in his senior campaign in which he had 520 yards receiving on 38 catches, eight scores, plus 192 yards on the ground, one TD in his senior year. – JW

And again, the Texas Longhorns class of 2016 just got bigger. And it may not be done growing.

Donovan is the 26th commit in the Class of 2016. He joins JP Urquidez (Copperas Cove), Devin Duvernay (Garland Sachse), Jordan Elliott (Houston Westside), Jeffrey McCulloch (Aldine Davis), Erick Fowler (Manor), Chris Brown (Alief Elsik), Brandon Jones (Nacogdoches), D’Andre Christmas-Giles (St Augustine), Marcel Southall (Duncanville), Chris Daniels (Trinity), Kyle Porter (Katy), Lil Jordan Humphrey (Southlake Carroll), Eric Cuffee (Waco High), Zach Shackelford (Belton), Jean Delance (North Mesquite), Davion Curtis (Temple), Denzel Okafor (Lewisville), Andrew Fitzgerald (Flower Mound Marcus), Malcolm Roach (Baton Rouge, LA), Peyton Aucoin (Bother Martin, New Orleans), Collin Johnson (WR – Valley Christian (CA), Reggie Hemphill (WR – Manvel), Shane Buechele (QB – Arlington Lamar), Tope Imade (OL – Arlington Bowie), Gerald Wilbon (DL/OL – Destrehan, LA) and DeMarco Boyd (ATH – Gilmer).

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