The fickle nature of recruiting in an environment without visits and in-person contact was illustrated Friday afternoon when three-star tight end Landen King de-committed from the Longhorns less than a month since he pledged to Tom Herman’s program on May 22. The Longhorns’ 2021 recruiting class now sits at 10 members, ranks 11th in the nation and first in the Big 12.
I would like to thank Coach Herman and the Texas staff for giving me an amazing opportunity, but I would like to say that I will be de-committing from the University of Texas.
— Landen King ¹³ (@Landen_King3) May 22, 2020Advertisement
King is expected to commit to Auburn following his de-commitment from Texas. Fellow 2021 prospect, Galena Park North Shore quarterback Dematrius Davis, recently pledged to Auburn, which should give the Tigers an extra advantage in the current cycle because of how respected Davis is among his peers. Davis is a member of the Fabulous 55 and a two-time Class 6A Division I champion.
Texas’ recruiting class doesn’t include another tight end prospect unless three-star athlete Juan Davis of Everman, a prep quarterback and wide receiver, adds weight to his 6-4 frame and moves inside. King is the second tight end in the 2021 class to back away from his Texas commitment, following Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee.
|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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