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Reports: Teuhema brothers drop Texas

Posted February 4th, 2014

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Multiple recruiting services are reporting 2014 defensive end Sione Teuhema and 2015 offensive tackle Maea Teuhema have de-committed from Texas.

The two brothers from Keller had been committed to the Longhorns since late May, but over the last two weeks they took surprise visits to Oklahoma State and LSU, opening the door for an 11th-hour switch.

Sione, No. 44 on the final release of the American-Statesman’s 2014 Fabulous 55 list of the state’s top recruits, was the eighth-highest rated recruit in Texas’ 2014 class. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder played very well against some of the nation’s top talent at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 4.

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Texas now has San Antonio Brennen’s Derick Roberson and Abilene’s Jake McMillon as the only two defensive ends in its class. The Longhorns have 21 recruits pledged to sign on national signing day Wednesday.

The loss of Maea may hurt the Longhorns more than Sione. While the loss of the older Teuhema hurts depth at already thin defensive end, Maea has the look of one of the top prospects in the state in 2015.

Maea is a consensus five-star recruit at 6-foot-4, 346 pounds. 247Sports Composite rates the younger brother as the No. 21 overall prospect in the country, though rankings are bound to change by February 2015.

Sione is expected to sign with LSU on Wednesday. Maea is likely to follow his brother next February.

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