According to South Garland (Texas) head coach Mickey Moss, the Texas Longhorns have added yet another commitment for the Class of 2006.
"Wide receiver Phillip Payne of South Garland has given an oral commitment to play football for the University of Texas," Moss relayed moments ago.
Payne, a 6-3, 185 pounder, split time between receiver and running back as a junior, rushing for 367 yards and nine TDs while adding 17 receptions for 306 yards and three more scores.
He was a 2nd team all-district 11-5A selection and is the 11th known commitment for Texas so far in the Class of 2006, choosing the Longhorns over additional offers from Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech and Kansas.
Payne, who maintains a 3.2 GPA, is on track to be a full qualifier.
With the departure of Raimond Pendleton, who caught 94 passes as a senior at South Garland and signed with Kansas, expect big things from Payne this fall.
We'll continue to try and contact Payne for quotes later today.