Juniors set to visit Austin as Horns build 2012 class

Jon Parrett

The Longhorns signed one of the best recruiting classes in the country last week, but they’re already working on their recruits for 2012.

They inked their first recruit on Monday — quarterback Connor Brewer from Scottsdale, Ariz. — and this Sunday is junior day at Texas, where high school juniors from around the state will make official visits to Austin. Signing Brewer, who also considered Alabama and Auburn, should give the Longhorns momentum as the offseason progresses — Texas had 22 commits for the 2011 class signed by June of 2010 and will look to get off to a similar start this weekend.

<strong>Texas’ top skill players to visit</strong>

Several of the state’s best players will be on campus this weekend, according to the Austin American-Statesman, including wide receivers Thomas Johnson and Dominique Wheeler as well as running backs Johnathan Gray and Trey Williams. All four rank among the Statesman’s top 10 in-state recruits for 2012.

<strong>Attendance in question</strong>

Two recruits who may not make the trip to Austin this weekend are Javonte Magee, a defensive end from Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, and safety LaDarrell McNeil from Smith High School in Dallas. Magee’s attendance Sunday rests on whether he can find transportation from his home in San Antonio, according to the Statesman. He already has offers from Texas A&M and Baylor. McNeil is visiting TCU on Saturday, which leaves his presence in Austin on Sunday up in the air. McNeil, who is the Statesman’s top-rated safety in the state, has offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Tennessee.