It didn’t take long for Texas to find a new quarterback for its 2021 recruiting class.
Austin High senior Charles Wright gave a verbal commitment to UT’s football program on Saturday. Wright had been committed to Iowa State since February. But this weekend, Wright tweeted that “It’s been a life long dream of mine to be a Longhorn and I’m extremely excited to start this new chapter in my life.”
— Charles Wright (@cwrightjr14) August 22, 2020
Wright is rated by 247Sports as a three-star pro-style quarterback. He also holds offers from Arkansas and North Carolina State. Wright’s announcement comes five days after fellow senior Jalen Milroe, a four-star quarterback from Katy Tompkins, switched his commitment from Texas to Alabama.
This season will be Wright’s third on Austin High’s varsity roster. During his time with the Maroons, the 6-1, 194-pound Wright has thrown for 5,780 yards and 57 touchdowns.
Wright joins a 2021 recruiting class that features 17 pledges but no other quarterbacks. The Longhorns signed two quarterbacks — Hudson Card and Ja’Quinden Jackson — during the 2020 recruiting cycle. No quarterback is ranked higher in the Class of 2022 than recent UT commit Quinn Ewers.
|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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