DALLAS - OCTOBER 02: Head coach Mack Brown of the Texas Longhorns yells on the sidelines during play against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl on October 2 2010 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Mack Brown just received a commitment from a Dallas-area QB considered the best signal-caller in the class of 2014. We brought in an SB Nation recruiting writer to discuss what this all means.
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The Texas Longhorns kept things rolling with another commitment in their class of 2014 on Tuesday, as dual-threat quarterback Jerrod Heard became the fifth member of head coach Mack Brown's burgeoning group of future Longhorns according to the The Dallas Morning News:
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Heard held offers from LSU, Baylor, Arizona and Arizona State in addition to the Longhorns, and according to SB Nation's outstanding Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation, is a pretty big catch for a program that tends to reel in big-time quarterbacks with regularity:
At this point, he's the consensus top pick for the best quarterback in the state, and makes the sixth consecutive class in which Texas has landed their top prospect, going back to Garrett Gilbert in 2009. Much like 2013 commit Tyrone Swoopes, the attention paid to Heard at a Texas summer camp was the clincher in speculation that the Guyer product was the top signal-caller on the board for the 'Horns.
The 2014 class might seem like a long time away, but there's no denying how much of an elite talent Heard is heading into just his junior season in high school. Rated the No. 53 overall player in the class right now by 247Sports.com, Heard could very well end up as a blue chip prospect by most scouting services once he's officially evaluated across the board.
The newest addition to a class that already included standout wide receiver Lorenzo Joe and Aldine Eisenhower running back Donald Catalon, Heard figures to be a very intriguing player for Mack Brown from the moment he steps on campus in 2014.
Stay with this StoryStream for more coverage of Texas' 2014 recruiting class, and be sure to visit Burnt Orange Nation for more Longhorns football news. Also check out SB Nation's college football hub for more coverage from around the nation.
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No strangers to finishing first and fastest on the recruiting trail, the University of Texas picked up a key 2014 commitment on Tuesday when Fort Worth All Saints HS running back Daniel Gresham committed to the Horns.
Gresham, originally from Kentucky and fielding offers from Michigan and Louisville, is a 5-11, 230lb. back who has split time at running back and fullback, and told reporters that Texas is offering a slot at both positions. Gresham announced on Tuesday, while friend and teammate Demetrius Knox, a highly rated offensive line prospect, elected to wait to announce his commitment. Gresham and Knox are thought to be a pair, meaning they're intent on playing at the same university. For his part, Gresham credited former 'Horns quarterback and current coach Major Applewhite:
"I loved it. Coach Applewhite was probably my favorite -- he's a real cool guy," said the All Saints product. "I didn't get a chance to meet coach Brown."
According to Burnt Orange Nation, Texas will likely still target another back in the class:
The other question is whether Texas is down recruiting at the running back position, with offers reportedly out to Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman star Nathan Starks, an extreme longshot, and New Orleans (LA) St. Augustine superstar Leonard Fournette, an even greater longshot. Time will tell there.
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Texas has picked up a verbal commitment from Abilene Cooper ATH Lorenzo Joe. I just got off the phone with Joe and it's official. We'll have much more on this soon with a blog, but this is a big surprise. Joe verbally committed at UT's camp, and Bo Davis called him today and told him he could announce he was committed.
The 6'2 190 Joe was being recruited by most of what used to be known as the Big 12 South -- Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech and TCU -- and his commitment is another win in the state for Mack Brown's program.
Hudl.com has a series of videos from Joe's 2011 season.