Tom Herman won’t be fenced in by the borders of Texas. He’s shown a willingness to recruit outside of the state since arriving in Austin and that trend continued Tuesday when three-star tight end Brayden Liebrock of Chandler, Ariz. picked the Longhorns over Arizona State, Cal and Ohio State. Half of Texas’ six commitments in the 2019 class are from outside of Texas.
— Brayden Liebrock (@LiebrockBrayden) May 8, 2018Advertisement
Liebrock is a 6-5, 220-pound tight end. He returned from an official visit to Austin on Sunday and announced his plans to commit earlier in the day on Tuesday. He became the biggest target at the position once it was clear Baylor Cupp was leaning toward Texas A&M. Liebrock is a similar prospect with wide receiver skills and the frame to handle the load as a blocker.
Texas signed two tight ends in 2017 and one in 2018. The Longhorns would take two tight ends in the 2019 class if scholarships allow. Herman made it a priority to improve the tight ends room once he took over as head coach and now he has a young stable of tight ends on campus with Liebrock now part of the future.
2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||5||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Demariyon Houston||WR||Millwood (Okla.)||4||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
|Tyler Owens||S||Plano East||4||Sept. 24|
|David Gbenda||ILB||Katy Cinco Ranch||4||Sept. 30|
|Peyton Powell||ATH||Odessa Permian||4||Oct. 23|
|Marcus Washington||WR||Trinity Catholic (Mo.)||4||Oct. 26|
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