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Houston Lamar prospect and Texas target Al'Vonte Woodard at The Opening. (Mike Craven)

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Four-star wide receiver Al’Vonte Woodard commits to Texas

Posted July 15th, 2017

Houston Lamar wide receiver Al’Vonte Woodard committed Saturday afternoon to Texas, becoming the 12th member of the 2018 recruiting class. Woodard is an elite wide receiver who ranks No. 13 in the Fabulous 55. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound four-star joins out-of-state slot receiver Rondale Moore as committed wide receivers in the class.

Woodard held 31 offers from around the country. Texas was considered his favorite throughout his recruitment and his preference of Texas was made clear when he set up a July 21 visit to Texas, a week after his announced commitment date.

“Texas is doing a great job recruiting me and showing me how I will fit into the offense,” said Woodard at The Opening Final in Oregon early in July. “Coach (Tom) Herman is going to turn it around at Texas like he did at Houston.”

He’s one of three Houston Lamar prospects in the 2018 class to hold a Texas offer with the Longhorns still hoping for pledges from cornerbacks D’Shawn Jamison and Anthony Cook. Woodard is the No. 77 prospect in the nation and the No. 14 overall wide receiver prospect in the country, per 247Sports Composite rankings.

The Longhorns are still in pursuit of 2018 wide receiver prospects Brennan Eagles, Jaylen Waddle and Tommy Bush.

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