Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to seven members on Sunday night when three-star Humble Atascocita tight end Landen King gave his pledge to the Longhorns. The 6-5, 210-pound prospect held 28 offers, picking Texas over programs like Georgia, Texas A&M and Oregon. King was a first-team all-district selection as an H-Back his junior season, catching 53 passes for 853 yards and nine touchdowns.
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— Landen King ¹³ (@Landen_King3) April 27, 2020
King is Texas’ first commitment in the 2021 class since five-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged back in September of 2019. The travel restrictions placed on prospects and coaches due to COVID-19 slowed down the 2021 recruiting cycle. Players are currently not allowed to visit campuses and college coaches cannot go to high school campuses. King is the 38th-ranked tight end in the country, per 247Sports composite rankings.
|PLAYER||POS.||HIGH SCHOOL||STARS||COMMITMENT DATE|
|Jalen Milroe||QB||Katy Tomkins||4||July 21 (2019)|
|Hayden Conner||OT||Katy Taylor||4||July 23 (2019)|
|Juan Davis||WR/TE||Everman||3||July 26 (2019)|
|Billy Bowman||ATH||Denton Ryan||4||July 31 (2019)|
|Derrick Harris Jr.||DE||New Caney||4||Aug. 3 (2019)|
|Ja'Tavion Sanders||ATH||Denton Ryan||5||Sept. 8 (2019)|
|Jordon Thomas||DE||Port Arthur Memorial||4||May 2|
|Morice Blackwell||OLB||Arlington Martin||4||May 10|
|Jonathon Brooks||RB||Hallettsville||3||May 15|
|Casey Cain||WR||Warren Easton (La.)||3||May 15|
|Isaac Pearson||P||ProKick Austrailia||NR||May 29|
|Ishmael Ibraheem||CB||Dallas Kimball||4||June 15|
|JD Coffey||S||Kennedale||4||June 15|
|Jamier Johnson||CB||John Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)||4||July 3|
|Gunnar Helm||TE||Cherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)||3||July 27|
|Michael Myslinski||C||Bishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)||3||Aug. 6|
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