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2018 Texas Longhorn Recruiting: CB Jalen Green Commits

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Elite all-around athlete and likely future star cornerback Jalen Green has committed to the Longhorns:

Here’s what Eric Nahlin of Inside Texas had to say about Green in this year’s edition of Thinking Texas Football:

CB: Jalen Green, Heights (Houston, TX) - 6-foot-1, 175: Green is the Kris Boyd to Cook's Holton Hill. Like Boyd, Green has spent much of his high school career on offense. Meanwhile, like Hill, Cook has about 10,000 more reps as a corner. Green is the superior athlete and that's why I project him as the best corner in the state and perhaps the state's best overall player. Texas leads right now but I get the sense we could see some plot twists in this one. He says he wants to announce on National Signing Day. He nearly committed to Texas earlier in the spring.

As noted, a lot of Green’s overall HUDL tape shows him playing the “Jalen, go win the game” position on offense, but here’s a defense-only compilation from his junior season:

While it’s not as replete with obvious pick-six highlights as some guys’ tape, the speed/frame/change of direction/smooth hip flip on display speaks to Green’s outstanding upside out wide.

He also lit it up at The Opening Finals in early July, hauling in six interceptions in 7-on-7 action:

and landing on the All-Defense Team:

Green joins Demarvion Overshown, Caden Sterns and B.J. Foster in what’s shaping up to be the nation’s best defensive back class for 2018.

For more on Green, the Longhorns’ 2018 recruiting targets and a feel for how elite back-end defenders can click in Todd Orlando’s defense, get ahold of the best Longhorn preview on the market.