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Longhorns beat out Alabama, Texas A&M for a pledge from Mississippi recruit Aaron Bryant

Four-star recruit Aaron Bryant committed to play football at Texas on Thursday. He is the Longhorns' third defensive line pledge.

The Texas Longhorns continue to search the country for the Class of 2022's top talent.

Texas received a commitment Thursday afternoon from Aaron Bryant, a four-star defensive lineman from Southaven High in Mississippi.

Bryant, who chose Texas over Alabama and Texas A&M, is the 18th pledge of UT's 2022 recruiting class. In addition to 11 Texans, Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff have received commitments from recruits in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada and now Mississippi.

Bryant (6 feet 4, 306 pounds) is the 46th-ranked defensive line prospect in the country, according to 247Sports' composite ratings, and No. 9 overall in Mississippi. Bryant recorded 68 tackles and six sacks during his junior year.

He joins Galena Park North Shore High's Kristopher Ross and Arizona product Zac Swanson as the 2022 defensive linemen committed to Texas.