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Texas gains commitment from four-star athlete Peyton Powell

Posted October 23rd, 2018


Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 19 members on Tuesday when four-star Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell pledged to the Longhorns over Oklahoma, Ohio State and TCU. The 6-foot-2, 182-pounder starts at quarterback for Permian and hopes to start his career at the position in college. Depending on his future position, he’s either the second quarterback commit, the fourth wide receiver or defensive back pledge in the class.

He’s the No. 19-ranked athlete in the 2019 class because of his upside at defensive back or wide receiver. Powell took an official visit to Austin on Oct. 13.


“It was amazing,” he said after the visit. “I liked everything about it.”

Texas is on pace to sign its second consecutive top 10 class under Herman. The Longhorns were among his 24 offers. Powell is a tremendous athlete. He ran a verified 4.45-second 40-yard dash at The Opening regional in Dallas. He also posted a 4.25 shuttle and a 37.6 inch vertical. He played at Midland Christian prior to his senior season.

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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