Missouri running back Ish Witter (21) scores a touchdown past linebacker Gary Johnson (33) in the first half of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game in Houston, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Duncanville cornerback Ennis Rakestraw chooses Missouri over Texas, Alabama

Posted February 5th, 2020


Texas lost a late recruiting race for cornerback Ennis Rakestraw when he picked Missouri over the Longhorns and Alabama early Wednesday morning. The three-star from Duncanville became a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit following the early signing period. He picked up offers from Georgia, Alabama and Texas in January. Rakestraw broke up 15 passes and recorded one interception as a senior as he helped Duncanville reach the Class 6A Division I state championship for a second consecutive season.

The Longhorns end the 2020 recruiting cycle with one cornerback. Tyler John Tyler four-star Kitan Crawford signed with Tom Herman’s program during the early signing period in December. Texas holds 18 commitments heading into the upcoming decisions of local defensive linemen Princely Umanmielen and Alfred Collins. Kelvontay Dixon’s pledge late Tuesday night moved the Longhorns’ 2020 class into ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12.

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