Two-star offensive guard Derek Kerstetter flipped his commitment from the Oklahoma State Cowboys to the Texas Longhorns on Monday.
The recruiting dead period continues to progress, and Tom Herman continues to build his first recruiting class for the Longhorns with limited time remaining.
A week after Herman’s staff was able to land 4-star running back Toneil Carter Jr. – a flip from the Georgia Bulldogs – it added to the offensive line when 2-star offensive guard Derek Kerstetter flipped his commitment from Oklahoma State to Texas.
Kerstetter, who’s from San Antonio, released a statement regarding his decision to flip from the Cowboys to the Longhorns.
“I would like to thank Oklahoma State University for the opportunity. I’m forever grateful for coach Adkins and coach Gundy giving me the opportunity to represent their school. After a lot of talks and prayers, I have decided to commit to the University of Texas. I am excited to do my part to help bring Texas to the top with Coach Herman, Coach Warehime, and the rest of the new staff. The opportunity to represent the state of Texas and play close to my friends and family was something I couldn’t pass up. I’m very thankful for this opportunity, and [I] love my lord and savior Jesus Christ, who makes this all possible. Hook ’em.”
Kerstetter is the fourth commit added to Texas’ 2017 recruiting class in the last eight days. And he’s the third recruit Herman has flipped in the last three days.
On Friday, the Longhorns flipped 3-star tight end Cade Brewer from SMU. On the same day, Texas flipped 3-star running back Daniel Young from Houston.
The Longhorns currently sit at No. 33 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings.
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