Plano East safety and Texas 2019 commitment Tyler Owens. (Mike Craven)


Meet the Longhorns: Four-star safety Tyler Owens oozes with potential

Posted December 19th, 2018


Tyler Owens, safety, Plano East

Four-star safety Tyler Owens of Plano East is committed to the Longhorns. (Mike Craven)

FYI: 6-2/202; 4 stars; No. 16-ranked safety

Fabulous 55 ranking: 33


Committed: Sept. 24

Scouting report: Owens is a long, fast safety with range. He also packs a punch in run support and as an enforcer in the secondary. It’s his pure athleticism combined with his frame that made the Texas defensive coaches intrigued after watching Owens at camp. He’s raw as a player, but possesses the right skill set to play in Texas’ defense if his talent is harnessed and allowed time to develop.

He carries his 200-pound frame with ease and has the length to add even more muscle to his frame. Owens can play either deep safety positions, which is what assistant coach Craig Naivar craves in safety prospects. Owens is a sure tackler in space and a solid cover safety. He’ll only improve in space as he gains more experience and continues to work on his footwork and awareness.

The 6-foot-2, 202-pound prospect held 15 total offers and flew under-the-radar until a strong performance at The Stars at Night Camp over the summer in Austin earned him an offer from the Texas staff. Owens was in attendance when Texas knocked off USC in front of a historic crowd and left knowing he was a future Longhorn.

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25