Three-star tight end Gunnar Helm became Texas’ 15th commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle on Monday afternoon when the Englewood, Colorado native picked the Longhorns over 27 other offers, including Auburn, Georgia, Iowa and Wisconsin. Helm is a 6-5, 225-pounder out of Cherry Creek High School. He is the 26th-ranked tight end and the sixth-best prospect from Colorado in the 2021 cycle, per 247Sports composite rankings.
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The tight end position has been a roller coaster for the Longhorns in the current cycle. Texas held and lost pledges from Lake McRee and Landen King before offering Helm on June 9. McRee is now committed to USC, while King flipped to Auburn. Three-star athlete Juan Davis, a long-time Texas commit, could wind up at tight end alongside Helm.
Helm’s commitment inches Texas’ 2021 recruiting class back towards the top-10. The class currently ranks 12th in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have signed a top-10 class and led the Big 12 in recruiting since the 2018 cycle. Texas should be done recruiting tight ends, as the offensive staff focuses on wide receiver and offensive line.
|PLAYER||POS.||HIGH SCHOOL||STARS||COMMITMENT DATE|
|Hayden Conner||OT||Katy Taylor||4||July 23 (2019)|
|Juan Davis||WR/TE||Everman||3||July 26 (2019)|
|Derrick Harris Jr.||DE||New Caney||4||Aug. 3 (2019)|
|Ja'Tavion Sanders||ATH||Denton Ryan||5||Sept. 8 (2019)|
|Jordon Thomas||DE||Port Arthur Memorial||4||May 2|
|Morice Blackwell||OLB||Arlington Martin||4||May 10|
|Jonathon Brooks||RB||Hallettsville||3||May 15|
|Casey Cain||WR||Warren Easton (La.)||3||May 15|
|Isaac Pearson||P||ProKick Austrailia||NR||May 29|
|Ishmael Ibraheem||CB||Dallas Kimball||4||June 15|
|JD Coffey||S||Kennedale||4||June 15|
|Jamier Johnson||CB||John Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)||4||July 3|
|Gunnar Helm||TE||Cherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)||3||July 27|
|Michael Myslinski||C||Bishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)||3||Aug. 6|
|Jaden Alexis||WR||Monarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)||3||Aug. 8|
|Charles Wright||QB||Austin||3||Aug. 22|
|Max Merril||OT||Strake Jesuit||3||Sept. 25|
|Terrence Cooks||OLB||Alvin Shadow Creek||4||Nov. 14|
|Byron Murphy II||DT||DeSoto||3||Nov. 18|
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