Chandler (Ariz.) tight end Brayden Liebrock pledged to Texas on May 8. (Shannon Liebrock)

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Meet the Longhorns: Texas dipped out of state for tight end Brayden Liebrock

Posted December 19th, 2018

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Brayden Liebrock, offensive tackle, Chandler (Ariz.)

Future Texas tight end Brayden Liebrock finished his senior season with a championship. (Shannon Liebrock)

FYI: 6-5/220; 4 stars; No. 5-ranked tight end

Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A

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Committed: May 8

Scouting report: Liebrock helped Chandler High School to another Class 6A state title game and he might be the most complete and well-rounded tight end to sign with Texas since Tom Herman took charge before the completion of the 2017 recruiting class.

Liebrock is a big-bodied tight end with great length to grow into a three-down player. He’s light and will need to add weight and strength before he can take on defensive ends and linebackers in the running game, but he’s already 220 and could easily reach 240 by the time his freshman year begins. Liebrock is an excellent pass catcher and route-runner.

He’s a mismatch nightmare for defenses because of his height. He’s too athletic for linebackers and safeties, and too big for cornerbacks. That makes him a threat on third downs and in the red zone. Liebrock also understands how to use his body and length to shield off defenders.

He finished his senior season with 65 receptions for 784 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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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

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