The Texas Longhorns added a major piece to their 2016 recruiting class on Monday, securing the commitment of 4-star quarterback Shane Buechele.
The prep star confirmed his decision on Twitter:
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, he is ranked 184th overall and fourth among dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2016 recruiting class. ESPN.com's Max Olson believes the Longhorns got a great talent for the future:
Andrew King added that locking up a talented in-state player like Buechele is also a nice boost for head coach Charlie Strong:
In an interview with Horns247's Jeff Howe, Buechele spoke very highly of assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson and the job Watson did to sell him on Texas.
"He seems very real and to me, that's the big thing," he said of Watson. "Recruiting is a big deal and they might just be talking jibber jabber and telling me what I want to hear. Coach Watson's for real and tells me the truth. I really enjoy that."
Especially after the school failed to lure incoming Texas A&M recruit Kyler Murray to Austin, the need for Texas to add a quarterback was clear for all to see.
In Buechele, Strong and the Longhorns found their man.