They say everything is bigger and better in Texas. So while every team in the country is holding summer camps and trying their best to attract young recruits, none have been able to compete with the job Texas has done recently.
During the final minicamp in summer, the Longhorns have managed to snag three recruits for the 2015 class, as Max Olson of ESPN reported (paid link).
The list of players who have decided to commit a year early include athlete Keke Coutee, safety Johnny Shaw and offensive tackle Connor Lanfear. That now makes seven early commitments for the 2015 class, which is good enough to earn the No. 3 spot on 247Sports team rankings.
What makes this day even sweeter is that Shaw was a former TCU commit. Nothing like snagging a player from one of your in-state rivals. Although he was committed to the Longhorns, Shaw told 247Sports that he always wanted to play for Texas.
“Texas is Texas,” Shaw said. “I've always wanted to be here. That's me. It's who I am.”
Lanfear couldn't believe the surreal moment, as playing football for a powerhouse program was always a dream of his, as he told 247Sports.
“You don't understand,” Lanfear said just moments after he committed. “This is the greatest day of my life.”
Coutee then put the cherry on top of the sundae. He told 247Sports that he loves everything there is about the school and couldn't be any more excited with his commitment.
“I just love them,” Coutee said. “Great academics, great school and I've always been a fan.”
Coutee is likely to play wide receiver for the Longhorns, as he is extremely fast and can help stretch the field. Lanfear is a big kid at 6'5" and 267 pounds, who will continue to grow into a prototypical tackle on the offensive line. And while it is nice to remove Shaw from a rival Big 12 team, Texas is also getting a physical player in the secondary.