Texas head coach Tom Herman secured a future piece at tight end on Tuesday. (Nick Wagner)

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Texas adds out-of-state tight end Brayden Liebrock to 2019 recruiting class

Posted May 8th, 2018


Tom Herman won’t be fenced in by the borders of Texas. He’s shown a willingness to recruit outside of the state since arriving in Austin and that trend continued Tuesday when three-star tight end Brayden Liebrock of Chandler, Ariz. picked the Longhorns over Arizona State, Cal and Ohio State. Half of Texas’ six commitments in the 2019 class are from outside of Texas.

Liebrock is a 6-5, 220-pound tight end. He returned from an official visit to Austin on Sunday and announced his plans to commit earlier in the day on Tuesday. He became the biggest target at the position once it was clear Baylor Cupp was leaning toward Texas A&M. Liebrock is a similar prospect with wide receiver skills and the frame to handle the load as a blocker.

Texas signed two tight ends in 2017 and one in 2018. The Longhorns would take two tight ends in the 2019 class if scholarships allow. Herman made it a priority to improve the tight ends room once he took over as head coach and now he has a young stable of tight ends on campus with Liebrock now part of the future.

2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25

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