On the eve of National Signing Day, the University of Texas landed a big boost to its 2016 recruiting class.

Katy running back and state champion Kyle Porter has reportedly chosen the burnt orange of Texas over TCU and Arkansas. The news was first picked up by Horns247 after one of Porter’s teammates tweeted out Porter’s commitment.


Charlie Strong later confirmed that Katy’s offensive MVP of the state championship game picked Texas over more than two dozen other scholarship offers from other schools.

Here’s all the fun facts about Kyle Porter: The four-star running back rushed for 1,938 yards and 36 touchdowns on 235 carries as a senior. The 5-foot-11, 208 pound Porter tallied nearly 5,000 rushing yards as a Tiger and got in the end zone a staggering 75 times in his high school career.

On the rankings side, Porter was ranked 272nd nationally, 42nd in the state of Texas, and 11th among running backs.

Porter doesn’t have a Twitter account (cough Kris Boyd cough) and rarely does interviews, but did confirm to CSN Houston’s Howard Chen during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that his three finalists were Arkansas, TCU and Texas. Even though TCU seemed to be the favorite until Porter’s official visit to Austin in mid-January, Texas was able to close the gap and land Porter as TCU and Arkansas had already signed George Ranch’s Darius Anderson and Beaumont Central’s Devwah Whaley, respectively.

With Porter’s commitment, Texas’ 2016 recruiting class has vaulted the national rankings from 33rd to 25th, via 247Sports.

Porter is the 16th player to commit to Texas.

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