Texas offensive line coach Matt Mattox speaks at his introductory news conference at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Monday December 14, 2015.

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DeSoto OL Xavier Newman commits to Texas

Posted April 20th, 2016


DeSoto’s Xavier Newman, one of the top offensive line prospects in the state, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he was committing to Texas.

Newman held offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Colorado.

“First and foremost I want to thank God all the abilities and skills he has blessed me with,” Newman said in a posting on Twitter. “Next I want to thank my family, coaches, teachers and friends who have sacrificed to help transform and shape me into the young man I am. Finally, I would like to say thanks to all of the collegiate programs that showed interest and consideration to me throughout the recruiting process.


“After much prayer and talking it over with my family I have decided to further my education and football career at the University of Texas!!”


Then, Texas coach Charlie Strong tweeted, “Longhorn Nation just got a huge new addition!”

Offensive line coach Matt Mattox also tweeted, “Big time addition to the Longhorn family! It all starts up front, and this guy knows how to FINISH!!”

Newman (6-foot-2, 272 pounds) becomes Texas’ sixth commitment in the 2017 signing class. 247Sports considers Newman to be the nation’s 14th-best offensive guard prospect and 45th-best player in Texas.

2017 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

Here's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Tom Herman for the 2017 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from Horns247. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 1, 2017.

Damion MillerWRTyler John Tyler46/25/2015
Sam EhlingerQBWestlake47/28/2015
Kobe BoyceCBLake Dallas34/3/2016
Montrell EstellSHooks35/20/2016
Josh ThompsonCBNacogdoches37/27/2016
Taquon GrahamDLTemple49/5/16
Joshua Rowland*KMiss. Gulf Coast CCN/A12/11/16
Toneil CarterRBLangham Creek412/19/16
Cade BrewerTELake Travis312/23/16
Daniel YoungRBHouston Westfield312/23/16
Derek KerstetterOLSan Antonio Reagan312/26/16
Reese LeitaoTETulsa (Okla.) Jenks312/29/16
Marqez BimageLBBrenham31/6/17
Max CumminsOLFW All Saints31/17/17
Gary JohnsonLBDodge City CC41/20/17
*-indicates signed letter of intent

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