This weekend, Texas’ football team went 1-1.
One day after Texas snapped a three-game losing streak with a 27-6 win over Iowa State, the Longhorns lost a three-star recruit. On Sunday evening, DeSoto offensive lineman Xavier Newman announced on Twitter that he was withdrawing a pledge to Texas that he made in April.
A six-foot-two-inch, 272-pound guard, Newman has reportedly received scholarship offers from nationally-ranked schools like Oklahoma, Texas A&M and North Carolina. Newman, who will play in the Under Armour All-American Game, is currently blocking for a DeSoto team that is ranked second in Class 6A and averaging 47.3 points per game.
Newman’s de-commitment leaves Texas with seven players in its 2017 recruiting class. The Longhorns, however, no longer have a commitment from an offensive lineman.
2017 Texas Longhorns recruiting classHere's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Tom Herman for the 2017 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from Horns247. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 1, 2017.
|Damion Miller||WR||Tyler John Tyler||4||6/25/2015|
|Kobe Boyce||CB||Lake Dallas||3||4/3/2016|
|Joshua Rowland*||K||Miss. Gulf Coast CC||N/A||12/11/16|
|Toneil Carter||RB||Langham Creek||4||12/19/16|
|Cade Brewer||TE||Lake Travis||3||12/23/16|
|Daniel Young||RB||Houston Westfield||3||12/23/16|
|Derek Kerstetter||OL||San Antonio Reagan||3||12/26/16|
|Reese Leitao||TE||Tulsa (Okla.) Jenks||3||12/29/16|
|Max Cummins||OL||FW All Saints||3||1/17/17|
|Gary Johnson||LB||Dodge City CC||4||1/20/17|
|*-indicates signed letter of intent|
UPDATE (OCTOBER 17 at 9:15 p.m.): A day after he de-committed from Texas, Newman pledged to join Colorado’s football team.
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