Longhorns Add Two Four-Stars in Busy Recruiting Weekend

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On Friday, four-star Shadow Creek 2020 S Xavion Alford (6'0, 185) announced that he was committing to Texas over Texas A&M. 

Alford is rated as the No. 18 prospect overall in the DCTF Hot 100, checking in as the No. 3 safety in Texas. 

Alford's commitment gave the 'Horns early verbal commitments from four of the states Top 20 (ATH Ja'Quinden Jackson, QB Hudson Card, OL Jaylen Garth). 

Alford is talented enough to play S or CB in the Big 12. 

Next Level Athlete Scouting Report: Alford is a defensive back prospect with really good feet and hips. He showed plus range from his free safety position, closes on the ball quickly, and plays well in space. Alford has the size and skillset to translate to an island corner prospect in college but plays in the middle of the field in high school so that he can be more involved snap to snap.  

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On Saturday, four-star Temple 2020 WR Quentin Johnston (6'3, 185) committed to Texas over offers from Oklahoma and TCU. 

Location may have played a role in Johnston's decision-making process, but it wasn't the only factor. 

"That's not a bad thing," Johnston said about UT's location to Temple. 

"UT is just electric. It lights a fire when you hear UT. It is not hard to explain, but it is just something that you have got to see for yourself."

Johnston, who might be the top deep ball threat in the state, feels like his game resembles a current Houston Texans star on the field. 

"I can tell you my first one is DeAndre Hopkins," Johnston answered when asked to compare his game to a current college or NFL star. 

"Just the route running and the determination. He always looks like he plays with a chip on his shoulder, and I think the main thing for me is the way he catches the ball under pressure. All of the catches he makes are unbelievable."

Johnston is rated as the No. 28 prospect overall in the DCTF Hot 100, checking in as the No. 4 wide receiver in Texas. 

Johnston scored on more than 33% of his touches as a junior in 2019, collecting 45 receptions for over 900 yards and 16 touchdowns. 

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