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Three-star defensive end Peter Mpagi becomes Texas’ 10th commitment in 2019

Posted June 16th, 2018

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No. 10 is in. George Ranch defensive end Peter Mpagi became the 10th prospect to commit to Tom Herman and Texas in the 2019 cycle, joining Huntsville defensive end T’Vondre Sweat along the defensive line. Mpagi picked up an offer Thursday and quickly cancelled the rest of his potential visits and set his sights on attending the second annual pool party held by the Longhorns. He committed Saturday.

George Ranch defensive end Peter Mpagi picked up a Texas offer on June 14. (Mike Craven)

Mpagi is a three-star prospect with plenty of potential. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound prospect was a late bloomer on the football field. He only played half of his sophomore season on varsity after starting the year on junior varsity. He became a first-team all-district selection as a junior when he finished the 2017 season with 33 tackles and nine sacks.

“My family connections to Texas have made it a dream school. My sister ran track there before transferring to Rice and my dad went to Texas for business,” Mpagi said. “I was so excited when I finally got the offer. It was a long process, but a dream come true.”

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Mpagi earned his offer after a strong showing at a summer camp on campus earlier in the month. He’s also impressed at The Opening regional in Houston and was quietly building a strong relationship with assistant coach Oscar Giles before the offer was made official. He chose Texas over programs like Stanford, Washington and Northwestern.

“My relationship has grown a lot with defensive line coach Oscar Giles. He showed clips to coach Herman and Herman talked to me a lot during camp,” Mpagi said. “They had a meeting after camp and talked about me. Coach Herman gave coach Giles the go to offer me.”

Texas hopes to sign four defensive linemen in the 2019 class and is halfway there with Mpagi in the bag. The Longhorns hope to sign another defensive end and a true defensive tackle. Candidates include Faatui Tuitele and Texas A&M commit DeMarvin Leal.

2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge5May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Demariyon Houston WRMillwood (Okla.)4July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24

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