PROSPER — Texas offensive line commit Jake Majors isn’t worried about the losses to LSU and Oklahoma, or the close call against Kansas. Recruits tend to understand challenges on the field better than fans. Real football isn’t a video game. Texas simply can’t line up and blow away opponents like it did in the golden years under Mack Brown.
“Texas is on the come-up and that is a process. There’s going to be some bumps, but we trust coach Tom Herman and where he’s taking the program,” Majors said. “Texas just keeps doing what they’re doing and trusts the process. It’s an honor to be committed to Texas.”
Texas’ offensive line is struggling to protect Sam Ehlinger. The Longhorns hope the next generation of offensive line talent, which includes Majors, puts Texas back into national championship contention. Majors is one of four 2020 offensive linemen pledged to UT.
“We’re going to be some dogs,” Majors said after Prosper beat McKinney Boyd on Friday night. “I talk to (Logan) Parr every day.”
Majors is a 6-3, 283-pound four-star. He starts at left tackle for a probable playoff team in Class 6A. Majors ranks 30th on the 2020 Fabulous 55, and participated at The Opening Finals in Frisco over the summer. He’s a highly-touted interior lineman who is the fifth-ranked center prospect in the country, per 247Sports’ composite rankings, despite not playing the position in high school.
“Left tackle helps learn how to play in space. It should make me better against pass rush once I move inside,” Majors said. “The Opening taught me so much, and that made me better in my pass protection. That stuff is invaluable.”
The three-year varsity starter is feeling the improvements from his offseason growth and maturity.
“I feel most improved from my first start as a sophomore with my physicality,” Majors said. “I was just a baby lamb when I first got to varsity as a sophomore. Now, I feel like a lion. I feel like I’m owning the trenches and that’s my job.”
Majors mauled Boyd defenders in Prosper’s 29-3 win. It was a nice bounce-back performance after falling to Dallas Jesuit. It was only 6-3 at halftime before Prosper found its rhythm in the second half.
“We got our swagger back in the second half. We lost that in the loss against Dallas Jesuit and we talked about getting that back all week,” he said. “It clicked in the second half.”