Three-star tight end Reese Leitao committed to the Texas Longhorns on Thursday evening, giving Tom Herman’s club 11 recruits in the 2017 class.
Texas has landed another one. On Thursday evening, three-star tight end Reese Leitao effectively ended his recruitment and committed to the Longhorns.
In a social media posting, Leitao, the state of Oklahoma’s No. 1 tight end prospect, thanked all the schools that had recruited him.
“Through much more consideration and thought with my family, I believe that the best decision for me is to end my recruitment right now. Once again I’d like to thank all of the programs that have recruited me and everyone that has helped me in this process but currently I am committed to the University of Texas #UT21”
A former Nebraska pledge, Leitao decommitted from the Cornhuskers on December 19, only nine days after taking an official visit to Austin. Leitao was believed to have been one of several silent commits that will fill out the Longhorns’ class – ultimately making it official on Thursday.
His commitment continues a hot streak for Tom Herman and Texas. In the past 11 days alone, the Longhorns have landed five commitments – including player flips from the likes of Georgia, SMU and Herman’s old employer, Houston. Leitao is the second tight end to commit to Texas in that span, joining fellow 3-star Cade Brewer.
Texas currently sits at No. 36 in the recruiting class rankings.
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