Volleyball recruiting class ranked No. 2 by Volleyball Magazine
July 21, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Volleyball team's five player recruiting class has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by Volleyball Magazine. The Longhorns claimed the second spot for the second time this year, also claiming a No. 2 ranking in PrepVolleyball.com's poll. Texas' recruiting class marks the third straight season the Longhorns have captured Volleyball Magazine and PrepVolleyball.com's No. 2 ranking.
Head coach Jerritt Elliott's class is comprised of Rachael Adams, a 6-2 middle blocker from Cincinnati, Ohio, 6-2 outside hitter Amber Roberson (San Antonio, Texas), 5-10 setter Michelle Kocher (Wheaton, Ill.), 5-3 libero Sydney Yogi (Honolulu, Hawaii) and 5-6 defensive specialist Clayton Crum (Houston, Texas).
Adams, the No. 3 ranked recruit by PrepVolleyball.com, headlines the class, while Yogi is a PrepVolleyball.com All-American and Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection. Roberson comes to Texas after playing her prep volleyball at Wagner High School for former Longhorn and four-time All-American Demetria Sance Padgitt and Kocher comes to UT after leading perennial Illinois state power St. Francis to a pair of state titles. Crum will add depth to Texas' back row after earning four varsity letters at St. John's School in Houston.
The second-ranked recruiting class joins Texas' 2006 class of Ashley Engle, Destinee Hooker and Heather Kisner and its 2007 class of Jennifer Doris, Juliann Faucette, Elizabeth Graham, Chelsey Klein and Alexandra Lewis, which both ranked No. 2 in nation.