Texas’ 2021 class is off to a strong start with Sunday’s commitment of four-star dual threat quarterback Jalen Milroe of Katy Tompkins. The Longhorns already hold three pledges from soon-to-be juniors — Milroe, Dallas Skyline wide receiver Quay Davis and Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee.
Here are five high-priority offensive targets for the Longhorns in the 2021 class.
Tommy Brockermeyer, offensive tackle, Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal
FYI: 6-6/283; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked tackle
No. of offers: 21
The top player on the board for Texas in the entire 2021 class is a Texas legacy. His dad, Blake, was a starting offensive lineman for the Longhorns who went on to play in the NFL. His brother Luke is a current linebacker on UT’s roster. Tommy is simply a can’t-miss prospect for Tom Herman’s program. His twin brother James is Texas’ top target at center.
Savion Byrd, offensive tackle, Duncanville
FYI: 6-5/265; 5 stars; No. 2-ranked tackle
No. of offers: 17
The Longhorns want Duncanville to be a pipeline program despite the recent loss of assistant Rashaad Samples to SMU. Texas already holds a commitment from 2020 quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson and is the favorite to gain the pledge of safety Chris Thompson Jr. when he picks a school on Aug. 1. Byrd is among a talented junior class at Duncanville. His overall athleticism and frame make him an intriguing prospect.
Camar Wheaton, running back, Garland Lakeview Centennial
FYI: 5-11/190, 5 stars; No. 1-ranked running back
No. of offers: 29
The state of Texas is again home to the nation’s top running back prospect with Wheaton ranked as the top prospect at the position on 247Sports’ composite ratings. Galena Park North Shore’s Zachary Evans holds the same claim in 2020. The Longhorns want Wheaton, a dynamic back with explosive speed. He averaged nearly 10 yards per carry and scored 14 rushing touchdowns as a sophomore.
JoJo Earle, wide receiver, Aledo
FYI: 5-9/170; 4 stars; No. 27-ranked wide receiver
No. of offers: 14
Earle is an elite slot receiver with incredible quickness in tight spaces. He’s the type of player who can contribute on offense as a receiver and on jet-sweeps, as well as on special teams. He was the newcomer of the year in District 5-5A Division II as a sophomore. He caught 65 passes for 1,090 yards and 16 touchdowns as a receiver, adding 266 yards and three touchdowns as a rusher.
Juan Davis, athlete, Everman
FYI: 6-4/217; not yet ranked
No. of offers: 3
Davis isn’t ranked yet, but that will change quickly as the Everman native gets more publicity. He can play wide receiver or tight end. He was a first-team all-district selection at receiver as a sophomore. His stocky build suggests a possible move to tight end or H-back if he chooses Texas. He could easily reach 240 pounds by the time he graduates from high school.
Other top prospects: C James Brockermeyer, OG Bryce Foster, OT Erick Cade, OT Hayden Conner, OT Donovan Jackson, TE Var’Keyes Gumms, WR Latrell Neville, QB Preston Stone.
|PLAYER||POS.||HIGH SCHOOL||STARS||COMMITMENT DATE|
|Lake McRee||TE||Lake Travis||3||July 9|
|Jalen Milroe||QB||Katy Tomkins||4||July 21|
|Hayden Conner||OT||Katy Taylor||4||July 23|
|Juan Davis||WR/TE||Everman||3||July 26|
|Billy Bowman||ATH||Denton Ryan||4||July 31|
|Derrick Harris Jr.||OLB||New Caney||4||Aug. 3|
|Ja'Tavion Sanders||ATH||Denton Ryan||4||Sept. 8|