Kelvin Banks leads a class heavy on four-star and Texas-raised players as the Texas Longhorns signed more than 20 players at the start of the early signing period for the 2022 recruiting class.
Banks, out of Humble, Texas, was the only five-star recruit in the Texas class. But, he’s the No. 15 player in the country according to 247Sports.com. Banks committed to Texas after considering LSU, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Texas A&M, among others.
More than half of the class is made up of four-star players, and more than half of the class is made up of prep players from Texas. At least one of the signees, quarterback Maalik Murray of Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California, has made it clear he intends to enroll in January in order to try and compete for the starting quarterback job in 2022. Casey Thompson and Hudson Card shared those duties in 2021. Plus, Texas signed transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers, who was the No. 1 player in the 2022 class before he re-classified for 2021 and enrolled at Ohio State last fall.
The Longorns finished the 2021 season with a 5-7 record in their first season under head coach Steve Sarkisian. The Longhorns had one of the longest losing streaks in program history during the season, and only a win over Kansas State to end the campaign kept the Longhorns from losing each of their final seven games.
2022 Texas State Early Signing Class
Class listed by 247Sports.com player ranking
OT Kelvin Banks, Summer Creek (Humble, TX), 6-foot-5, 300 pounds
CB Terrance Brooks, Little Elm (Little Elm, TX), 5-foot-11, 190 pounds
WR Brenen Thompson, Spearman (Spearman, TX), 5-foot-10, 165 pounds
S Bryan Allen Jr., Aledo (Aledo, TX), 6-foot, 185 pounds
Edge Justice Finkley, Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, AL), 6-foot-2, 255 pounds
IOL Neto Umeozulu, Allen (Allen, Texas), 6-foot-4, 285 pounds
Edge J’mond Tapp, Ascension Catholic (Donaldsonville, LA), 6-foot-3, 245 pounds
QB Maalik Murphy, Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA), 6-foot-4, 225 pounds
CB Jaylon Guilbeau, Memorial (Port Arthur, TX), 5-foot-11, 175 pounds
RB Jaydon Blue, Klein Cain (Houston, TX), 5-foot-11, 205 pounds
S Austin Jordan, Ryan (Denton, TX), 6-foot, 190 pounds
DL Kristopher Ross, North Shore (Houston, TX), 6-foot-3, 280 pounds
Edge Derrick Brown, Texas High (Texarkana, TX), 6-foot-3, 210 pounds
DL Aaron Bryant, Southaven (Southaven, MS), 6-foot-4, 306 pounds
IOL Cole Hutson, Frisco (Frisco, TX), 6-foot-5, 312 pounds
DL Zac Swanson, Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix, AZ), 6-foot-4, 255 pounds
OT Cameron Williams, Duncanville (Duncanville, TX), 6-foot-7, 360 pounds
ATH X’Avion Brice, Seguin (Arlington, TX), 6-foot-1, 175 pounds
LB Trevell Johnson, Martin (Arlington, TX), 6-foot-1, 200 pounds
IOL Connor Robertson, Westlake (Austin, TX), 6-foot-4, 296 pounds
EDGE Ethan Burke, Westlake (Austin, TX), 6-foot-7, 225 pounds
WR Savion Red, Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX), 5-foot-10, 210 pounds
LS Lance St. Louis, Williams Field (Gilbert, AZ), 6-foot-1, 215 pounds
Transfers (as listed by Texas)
QB Quinn Ewers, Carroll/Ohio State (Southland, TX), 6-foot-, 200 pounds