Meet the new Longhorns: wide receiver Brennan Eagles can help immediately

Posted December 20th, 2017


Brennan Eagles, wide receiver, Alief Taylor

FYI: 6-3.5/214; 4 stars; No. 31-ranked player in nation, per 247Sports Composite

Fabulous 55 ranking: 7


Committed: July 24 (early-enrollee)

Scouting report: At 6-foot-4 and 214 pounds, Eagles is a big-bodied wide receiver who can immediately handle the extra physicality of the college game. He’s also plenty fast, recording one of the top 40-meter dash times at The Opening regional in Houston in early Feb. His talents earned him an invite to The Opening Final in Oregon, where he performed well despite battling a lower-leg injury throughout the 7-on-7 pool play.

Eagles, a four-star talent, ranks as the No. 5 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 29 overall prospect in the country, per 247Sports Composite, though numerous services rank Eagles as a five-star. He’s raw as a pass catcher and route-runner, but 6-foot-4 wide receivers with his athleticism are simply hard to find. Eagles’ contains more upside than any receiver in the state during the 2018 cycle.

It’s never easy for wide receivers to make an immediate impact. Even talents like Collin Johnson struggled to find consistency in year one on campus. Eagles is likely no different. His unique skill set means he could be used as a part-time threat on deep routes, on third down or in the red zone. Enrolling early and participating in spring practices might allow Eagles to speed up his progression up the depth chart.

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