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Bullard TE Major Tennison backs out of Texas pledge

Posted July 15th, 2016

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Bullard tight end Major Tennison, a member of the 2017 recruiting class, announced Friday he was backing out of his Texas commitment.

“I would like to thank coach (Charlie) Strong and the rest of the coaching staff for giving me the special opportunity to play for the school I grew up idolizing,” Tennison wrote in a message posted on Twitter. “Unfortunately, I feel that UT is no longer the best place for me to become the best player I can be. I will not be answering any questions or do any interviews concerning this decision.”

Tennison’s decision was widely predicted by the recruiting services that cover UT football. The Longhorns still have six members in the 2017 recruiting class.

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Tennison originally committed on Oct. 14, saying he had picked Texas over Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. The 6-foot-6 prospect was considered the nation’s eighth-best tight end in the 2017 recruiting pool, according to Rivals.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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