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Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card becomes Texas’ first 2020 commitment

Posted May 25th, 2018

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Football is currently built around the quarterback position. Hitting at quarterback on the recruiting trail usually results in success. Missing results in mediocrity. Fans need to look no further than Austin. The Longhorns helped rule the college football landscape with the string of Major Applewhite, Chris Simms, Colt McCoy and Vince Young. Texas then fell to mediocrity when the quarterback recruits didn’t pan out.

Tom Herman was hired to restore Texas back to glory and he can’t do that without quality players at the quarterback position. He started the 2019 class by gaining a commitment from four-star dual-threat quarterback Roschon Johnson of Port Neches-Groves. Herman pulled the same trick Wednesday when the Longhorns started its 2020 class with a commitment from Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card.

Card picked Texas over 22 other offers, including Ohio State, Alabama and Auburn. He was named the District 25-6A Newcomer of the Year in 2017 when he starred at wide receiver for the state-bound Cavaliers. Card caught 69 passes for 1,137 yards and 13 touchdowns. He added six rushing touchdowns, six passing touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s an all-around athlete who is expected to start for Lake Travis as a junior.

The Longhorns offered Hudson Card after the Orange-White game. He becomes the second local quarterback commitment for Herman in the past three cycles, joining current Longhorn Sam Ehlinger of Westlake. Card will spend his junior season throwing to Texas target and Ohio State commit Garrett Wilson, who is the No. 7 player on the Fabulous 55.

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