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2023 TE Prospect Will Randle Commits to Texas; HS Teammate of 5-Star QB Arch Manning

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJune 19, 2022

Mike Roach, 247Sports

Will Randle, a 3-star tight end from Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, has committed to the Texas Longhorns, per multiple reports.

Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

Texas lands a commitment from 2023 TE Will Randle, according to Nelson Stewart, his coach at Isidore Newman.<br><br>Randle, a 3-star prospect, earned an offer from the Longhorns last summer during camp season.<br><br>He is teammates with No. 1 overall 2023 prospect Arch Manning.

Randle has been catching passes at Isidore Newman from the top prospect in the class of 2023, quarterback Arch Manning.

Randle confirmed his commitment on Twitter:

Will Randle @WillRandle87

Something in the orange. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/commited?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#commited</a> 🀘🏻 <a href="https://t.co/ah7C8VDhki">pic.twitter.com/ah7C8VDhki</a>

According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Randle is considered the No. 670 player in the class of 2023, the No. 34 overall tight end and the 25th-best player in the state of Louisiana.

"His route-running is good. He goes in and out breaks well, and he hasn't even reached his top speed [yet]. He's a three-sport athlete," Isidore Newman head coach Nelson Stewart told Jason Suchomel of Orangebloods. "As much as Arch, [Will] has redefined our offense. And you know, obviously we build things off Arch, but the structure of what we do and how we do it is go to Will Randle. I can't say enough good things about him."

Sam Spiegelman @samspiegs

Breaking: Will Randle commits to Texas, sources tell <a href="https://twitter.com/On3Recruits?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@On3Recruits</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/InsideTexas?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@InsideTexas</a> <a href="https://t.co/aynJueCzrD">https://t.co/aynJueCzrD</a> <a href="https://t.co/XJko9N2z0Q">pic.twitter.com/XJko9N2z0Q</a>

Garland Gillen @garlandgillen

Here’s a story I did last summer on new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Longhorns?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Longhorns</a> commit Will Randle. The Newman TE is now a member of the 2023 recruiting class for Texas. <br><br> <a href="https://t.co/eTrcfXgopo">pic.twitter.com/eTrcfXgopo</a>

Randle has also played basketball and baseball for Isidore Newman. Alongside Texas, he received offers from Alabama, Florida State, LSU and Miami, among others.

He'll add to an incoming 2023 recruiting class for Texas that currently ranks 23rd in the country, per 247Sports' composite rankings, though one that lags behind Big 12 foes Texas Tech (No. 2), TCU (No. 15), Baylor (No. 16), West Virginia (No. 18) and Iowa State (No. 19).

Rival Oklahoma has the No. 31-ranked prospect haul, although Lincoln Riley's defection to USC has seen several Sooners recruits decommit to follow him to Los Angeles.

The Longhorns are believed to be one of the top contenders for Manning, which would dramatically prop up their ranking. While the Longhorns don't boast a 5-star recruit in their 2023 group, they do have five 4-star players in wideout Ryan Niblett, safety Jamel Johnson, defensive lineman Dylan Spencer, linebacker S'Maje Burrell and running back Tre Wisner.

Randle is one of two incoming tight ends for Texas, joining fellow 3-star recruit Spencer Shannon out of California's Mater Dei.