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Atascocita Eagles quarterback Brice Matthews (3) celebrates a touchdown with Atascocita Eagles Landen King (13) during a conference football game between the Kingwood Mustangs and the Atascocita Eagles on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Turner Stadium, Humble, TX.

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Texas adds three-star tight end Landen King to 2021 recruiting class

Posted April 26th, 2020


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.

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.

Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25
Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek4Nov. 14
Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto3Nov. 18

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