Texas coach Tom Herman speaks during a press conference as he updates the local media about his coaching staff on Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas flips offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi

Posted January 30th, 2017

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Texas used a late offer to secure the services of offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi. The Atascocita offensive lineman flipped to Texas from Houston Monday after visiting Texas on the last weekend before national signing day. He’ll sign to be a Longhorn on Feb. 1, less than one week removed from receiving his official offer.

Cosmi joins San Antonio Reagan product Derek Kerstetter as offensive line commits in the 2017 class. Both three-star prospects were recruited by Herman and his staff at Houston and flipped commitments once Herman offered at Texas. Kerstetter is expected to move inside to guard. Cosmi has the length to stay at offensive tackle.

The Longhorns now have 16 commitments in the 2017 class with just days remaining before national signing day. Texas is still after defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson, offensive tackle Stephan Zabie and wide receiver Jordan Pouncey.

Texas’ recruiting class ranked No. 25 in the nation before Cosmi’s commitment.

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