Levi Jones (17) sacks Beau Kalbacher during the 56-12 win by the Chaps over Austin High at Westlake on Friday night, September 18, 2015. PAUL BRICK FOR ACN

BEVO BEAT Football

Texas recruiting trail: Going local

Posted January 6th, 2016


Texas offered Austin Westlake linebacker Levi Jones a scholarship on Tuesday.

Jones  has already received a handful of scholarship offers. If he commits to Texas, he’ll join current teammate, and fellow 2017 class member, Sam Ehlinger as part of Texas’ 2017 recruiting haul. It would be another Westlake addition by Texas, who last year signed Breckyn Hager.

A few years ago, Jones’ brother Cayleb signed with Texas before transferring to Arizona and is now heading to the NFL. His other brother, Isaiah, was the leading receiver for East Carolina in 2015.


While Levi Jones may or may not attend Texas, here is a list of players who hailed from the Austin-area and signed national letters of intent with Texas since 2006.

Going Local: Texas recruiting

A list of Austin-area players who joined the Longhorns since 2006.
NamePositionHigh SchoolYear
Buck BurnetteOffensive lineWimberley 2006
Antwan CobbRunning back Pflugerville2006
James KirkendollWide receiver Round Rock 2007
Brock Fitzhenry Running back Giddings2008
Blake GideonDefensive back Leander2008
D.J. GrantWide ReceiverAustin LBJ2008
Mark BuchananOffensive lineAustin High2008
Justin TuckerKickerWestlake2008
Aaron WilliamsDefensive back Round Rock McNeil 2008
Garrett GilbertQuarterbackLake Travis2009
Paden KelleyOffensive lineLake Travis2009
Tevin MimsDefensive endRound Rock Stony Point 2009
Alex Okafor Defensive endPflugerville 2009
Dominic Espinosa Offensive lineCedar Park2010
Taylor DoyleOffensive lineLake Travis2011
Chet MossLinebackerCedar Park2011
Daje Johnson AthletePflugerville Hendrickson 2012
Cayleb JonesWide receiver Austin High2012
Antwuan DavisDefensive backBastrop2013
Garrett GrayWide receiver Marble Falls2014
Breckyn HagerLinebackerWestlake2015

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