Shane Buechele to Texas: Longhorns Land 4-Star QB Prospect

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2015

Credit: 247Sports

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:

Shane Buechele @BGShaneBuechele

Blessed to say I have officially committed to the University of Texas!🐂 #HookEm #BG

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:

Max Olson @max_olson

Pretty huge get for Texas: ESPN 300 QB Shane Buechele (@BGShaneBuechele) picks UT over OU, Stanford

Andrew King added that locking up a talented in-state player like Buechele is also a nice boost for head coach Charlie Strong:

Andrew King @Andrew_TFB

Buechele is also a Top 2 QB in the state of Texas. Which is VERY big for Strong in 2016.

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.

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