Florida wide receiver Jordan Pouncey has placed Texas in among his final four schools to attend. He will chose his final destination on national signing day. (seccountry.com)

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Jordan Pouncey spurns Tennessee, Miami for Texas

Posted February 1st, 2017

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The search for another wide receiver in the 2017 recruiting class led out of state and ended in an upset. Tom Herman made a reputation out of upset wins and he can now count a recruiting win over the state of Florida.

RELATED: Meet the new Longhorns: Jordan Pouncey, WR, Winter Park (Fla.)

Jordan Pouncey fills a need position for Texas. Already holding a commitment from John Tyler’s Damion Miller, Texas looked at a few options to add another playmaker to the outside. Pouncey was always a target of Herman’s staff, but he became a bigger priority once Omar Manning and Charleston Rambo decided to remain committed to previous choices.

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The Longhorns found a similar prospect in the Winter Park prospect. Pouncey stands at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds and was once expected to choose between Miami and Tennessee. Texas found a way during his official visit to convince Pouncey to leave home for Texas and a new regime.

Pouncey is big enough to cause mismatch issues for cornerbacks and electric enough in space to become a tough tackle for linebackers and safeties. He’ll improve as a route-runner, but he’s already a skilled receiver with elite talent after the catch.

 

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