Five-star offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer is No. 2 on the 2021 Fabulous 55. (Mike Craven)

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Longhorn legacies Tommy and James Brockermeyer pick Alabama over Texas

Posted July 17th, 2020

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Texas’ pursuit for the best offensive line prospects in the state took a hit Friday afternoon when Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose Alabama over the Longhorns and dozens of other major programs. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle ranking second on the 2021 Fabulous 55. James, a center, is a four-star checking in at No. 40.

“Alabama offered great winning tradition along with the opportunity to play for the greatest coach of all time,” James said. “The strength coaches are unreal and I have an awesome relationship with some of the guys there along with the coaching staff.”

All Saints offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer receives instruction from former Longhorn Jonathan Scott at The Opening regional in Dallas. (Mike Craven/AAS)

The twins are among the 17 offensive linemen in the 2021 class with an offer from the Longhorns. Katy Taylor offensive linemen Hayden Conner remains Texas’ lone offensive line commit. Tom Herman’s 2021 class ranks 10th in the nation and first in the Big 12. 

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“Alabama is just a program that I felt I couldn’t ignore. Their history and tradition of developing NFL tackles and winning tradition is unlike any other school,” Tommy said. “I also wanted to challenge myself to play against the best competition in college football.”

The loss of the Brockermeyer twin stings extra given the pair’s family ties to the Texas program. Their father, Blake, played offensive line for the Longhorns in the 1990s. Their older brother, Luke, is currently an outside linebacker on the team. 

Don’t expect the Longhorns to stop their pursuit of the Brockermeyer twins strictly because of their commitment. Recruiting continues until a player signs a national letter of intent, which can’t happen until mid-December. 

Texas’ remaining targets along the offensive line include offensive tackle Savion Byrd, guard Bryce Foster and center ,Michael Mylinski.

RANKPLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
1. Donovan JacksonOGBellaire Episcopal (TAPPS)Ohio State
2. Tommy BrockermeyerOTFort Worth All Saints Episcopal (TAPPS)Alabama
3. Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan (5A)Texas
4.Landon JacksonDETexarkana Pleasant Grove (3A)LSU
5. Bryce FosterOGKaty Taylor (6A)Uncommitted
6.Billy BowmanATHDenton Ryan (5A)Texas
7. Savion ByrdOTDuncanville (6A)Uncommitted
8. Preston StoneQBParish Episcopal (TAPPS)SMU
9.Shadrach BanksWRGalena Park North Shore (6A)Texas A&M
10.Jalen MilroeQBKaty Tompkins (6A)Texas
11. Marcus BurrisDTTexarkana Pleasant Grove (3A)Uncommitted
12.LJ JohnsonRBCy-Fair (6A)Uncommitted
13. Cody JacksonWRRichmond Foster (5A)Oklahoma
14.Quaydarius DavisWRDallas Skyline (6A)USC
15.Camar WheatonRBGarland Lakeview Centennial (6A)Uncommitted
16.Latrell McCutchinCBAustin LBJ (4A)Oklahoma
17. JoJo EarleWRAledo (5A)LSU
18. Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball (5A)Texas
19.Dematrius DavisQBGalena Park North Shore (6A)Auburn
20. Reuben FathereeOTRichmond Foster (5A)Texas A&M
21.Dametrious CrownoverTEGrandview (3A)Uncommitted
22. Sawyer RobertsonQBLubbock Coronado (5A)Mississippi State
23.Clayton SmithOLBTexas High (6A)Oklahoma
24.Theodore KnoxWRThe Woodlands (6A)Mississippi State
25. Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial (5A)Texas
26.Derrick Harris Jr.OLBNew Caney (5A)Texas
27.Kendall BlackshireILBDuncanville (6A)Alabama
28. Ketron JacksonWRRoyse City (5A)Uncommitted
29.Landyn WatsonDEHutto (5A)Uncommitted
30.Eli StowersQBDenton Guyer (6A)Texas A&M
31. Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor (6A)Texas
32.JD CoffeySKennedale (4A)Texas
33.Brandon CampbellRBLamar Consolidated (5A)USC
34.Cullen MontgomeryOTBellaire Episcopal (TAPPS)Oklahoma
35.Behren MortonQBEastland (3A)Texas Tech
36. Hunter WashingtonCBKaty (6A)Florida State
37.KJ LigginsWRDenton Guyer (6A)Uncommitted
38. Shemar TurnerDEDeSoto (6A)Uncommitted
39.Jaeden RobertsOGGalena Park North Shore (6A)Auburn
40.James BrockermeyerOCFort Worth All Saints (TAPPS)Alabama
41. Cisco CatsonSWeatherford (6A)Baylor
42.Bryson GreenWRAllen (6A)Oklahoma State
43.Latrell NevilleWRFort Bend Hightower (6A)Nebraska
44. Kyron DronesQBAlvin Shadow Creek (6A)Baylor
45.Erick CadeOTBraswell (5A)Uncommitted
46. Deuce HarmonCBDenton Guyer (6A)Texas A&M
47.Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek (6A)Uncommitted
48. Lake McReeTELake Travis (6A)USC
49.Cam'Ron ValdezRBRockdale (4A)Uncommitted
50.Matthew WykoffOTMagnolia (5A)Texas A&M
51.Jordan JenkinsRBLindale (5A)Baylor
52.David AbiaraDEMansfield Legacy (5A)Notre Dame
53.E'maurion BanksDEWichita Falls Rider (5A)Texas Tech
54.Shedeur SandersQBCedar Hill Trinity Christian (TAPPS)Florida Atlantic
55.Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto (6A)Baylor

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