Three-star safety Montrell Estell, the No. 44 player on the American-Statesman’s Fab 55, has committed to Texas according to his Twitter account.
Estell, of Hooks, a 3A school near Texarkana, can play receiver but is expected to line up on defense at Texas. He is the big-bodied type Charlie Strong covets at the back end of his defense, checking in at 6 feet, 2 inches and 180 pounds.
This is a big get, as Estell held offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, Baylor and Notre Dame, among others. According to 247Sports’ composite ratings, Estell is a three-star prospect and the No. 314 player nationally.
He is the seventh commitment to Texas’ 2017 class and the second defensive back following Lake Dallas cornerback Kobe Boyce. Overall the class is No. 21 nationally and third in the Big 12.
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|
— Montrell Estell (@montrellestell) May 20, 2016
And yes, even though someone else owns trademark rights to the hashtag, Charlie Strong went ahead and celebrated with his customary #LetsRide.
Great news for the program today! #LetsRide
— Charlie Strong (@CoachStrong_) May 20, 2016
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