San Antonio, TX; Lake Travis Cavaliers Lake McRee (18) bumps wide receiver Garrett Wilson (5) in celebration for the touchdown during the first quarter at the semi-final regional 6A-D1 playoff football game on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, at the Alamodome. [JOHN GUTIERREZ / FOR STATESMAN]

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Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee commits to Texas

Posted July 9th, 2019

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Texas’ 2021 class grew to two members on Tuesday when Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee pledged to the Longhorns. He joins four-star wide receiver Quay Davis as the first two members of the 2021 class. McRee plays with 2020 quarterback commit Hudson Card and grew up a fan of the Longhorns as he lives just miles from campus. McRee is the 12th-ranked tight end in the 2021 class, per 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-4, 202-pound prospect is still new to the position.

“I’m shocked at how quickly Lake adapted to the tight end position. Until last fall, he was a quarterback, and a very good one at that,” said Lake Travis head coach Hank Carter. “Lake is a rare talent for a guy his size.”

McRee already held 17 offers and was starting to grab the attention of the other top programs in the country with recent offers like USC. Texas wanted to lock-in its top tight end prospect in the 2021 class. McRee caught 17 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in his first year at the position. His upside is tremendous because of his combination of size and athleticism.

“Lake is a rare talent for a guy his size,” Carter said. “He plays basketball, as well, and that experience has helped him immensely when it comes to body control and catching the football. He has a great motor and is a physical player. I believe the sky is the limit for him.”

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