Fort Bend Dulles offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin against Katy Taylor in the bi-district round of the playoffs. (Mike Craven)

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Meet the Longhorns: Texas snags commitment from four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin

Posted December 21st, 2018

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Isaiah Hookfin, offensive tackle, Sugar Land Dulles

FYI: 6-5/270; 4 stars; No. 3-ranked JUCO outside linebacker

Fabulous 55 ranking: 43

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Committed: Dec. 21

Scouting report: His size and strength translate to right tackle or a move inside to guard. He’s a raw prospect who needs a few seasons to get in the weight room and refine his technique, but he’s a big, strong mold of clay for assistant coach Herb Hand to mold at multiple positions. Hookfin’s stock rose as a senior and that upside and improvement is a good sign for his future at Texas.

No position is harder to play early than offensive tackle. The difference between blocking teenagers dreaming of prom night and grown men fighting for NFL stock is a world apart. Hookfin isn’t one of the handful of elite prospects who can play early. He’ll take a season or two to add strength, technique and work on his flexibility until he’s asked to contribute in the two-deep. Hookfin is the No. 56-ranked offensive tackle in the country and the No. 604-ranked overall prospect in the 2019 cycle.

Hand picked Hookfin late in the cycle as his under-the-radar option at the offensive tackle position. The Longhorns found Christian Jones late in the 2018 cycle and flipped Samuel Cosmi late in the 2017 cycle. Texas hopes Hookfin can follow the same path as Cosmi, who took a redshirt season in 2017 to prepare for a starting spot in 2018. Hookfin is also another Houston-area product joining the Texas locker room.

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

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