Reese Leitao, TE, Jenks (Okla.)
FYI: 6-4/234; No. 28th-ranked tight end in the nation and the No. 12-ranked player in Oklahoma.
Update: One of the first positions Herman prioritized for the 2017 class after taking over at Texas was tight end. The Longhorns moved away from using pass-catching tight ends under Charlie Strong. Herman’s offense uses tight ends, though, and he quickly moved to snatch pledges. One of those was Leitao, a raw tight end prospect who has more basketball experience than football. Still, his size and athleticism gives him plenty of upside; former basketball players have shown the ability to switch to tight end — think a Tony Gonzalez or an Antonio Gates or a Jimmy Graham. Texas hopes Leitao will continue that trend.
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