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As part of Mack Brown's never ending quest to secure an entire recruting class by Easter, we're having our first junior day this weekend.

Among the luminaries are: (a hat tip to Rivals for this info)

QB - Garrett Gilbert - Austin Lake Travis
QB - Russell Shepard - Houston Cy Ridge
RB - Chris Whaley - Madisonville
WR - Greg Timmons - Aldine Eisenhower
WR - Emory Blake - Austin High
OL - Mason Walters - Frenship
OL - Garrett Porter - Odessa Permian
OL - Thomas Ashcraft - Cedar Hill
OL - Paden Kelley - Austin Lake Travis
DT - Jamarkus McFarland - Lufkin
DE - Alex Okafor - Pflugerville
DB - Marcus Davis - Houston Clear Creek
DB - Craig Loston - Aldine Eisenhower
Ath - Dexter Pratt - Navasota

They are all elite level recruits and Texas has a chance to secure as many as six commitments this weekend.

Timmons and Loston are an interesting pair to bring in as Aldine Eisenhower players traditionally despise Texas. Loston is one of the most impressive high school safeties I've ever seen on film, a pure football talent; Timmons is a very polished big body possession receiver. It will be interesting to see if they can budged from their reflexive Ike-inspired Longhorn animus.

Taking a stab at it, I reckon we'll land commitments this weekend from:

Alex Okafor
Paden Kelley
Russell Shepard
Marcus Davis
Chris Whaley

Athlete Pratt and WR Blake are certainly possiblities. We should be able to make strong inroads on OL Porter and Mason.

Loston and McFarland are by far the most desirable defensive prizes.

That would be a pretty powerful base for a 2009 class that won't have more than 20 bodies.