Texas signed a pair of player that were not only big recruiting targets, but Longhorn legacies.
Bastrop Cedar Creek’s Alfred Collins and Carthage’s Kelontay Dixon will play on the 40 Acres next year after signing with Texas on Wednesday.
Collins’ mother Benita Pollard played basketball at Texas from 1990-94, while Dixon is the younger bother of Longhorns junior running back Keaontay Ingram.
Collins participated in the 2020 All-American Bowl, was a three-time all-district honoree and was a two-time district defensive lineman of the year. He amassed 253 tackles, including 180 solo, 74 tackles for loss and 18 sacks in three seasons at Cedar Creek.
Dixon is a two-time all-state honoree and helped Carthage go 16-0 and win Class 4A, Division I state title in 2019. He caught 74 passes for 1,240 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior while rushing for 232 yards and three touchdowns.
The Longhorns finish the recruiting cycle with the ninth ranked team in 24/7 Sports’ rankings and was the highest rated Big 12 team on that website.
Texas kicks off the 2020 season on Sept. 5 when it hosts South Florida.