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Texas lands 2016 QB Shane Buechele

Posted February 23rd, 2015

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Texas has landed its second quarterback for next year’s recruiting class.

Late Monday, Arlington Lamar junior Shane Buechle announced via Twitter that he had pledged to the Longhorns.

He wrote: “Blessed to say I have officially committed to the University of Texas! #HookEm #BG”

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Buechele (6 feet, 2 inches, 185 pounds) is a four-star prospect and the nation’s fourth-ranked dual-threat quarterback, according to 247Sports’ composite ratings. He is the No. 27th player in the state.

Oklahoma and Stanford were among 11 programs to offer Buechele.

Buechele is joined in Texas’ class by Irving Cistercian Prep senior quarterback Matthew Merrick, who is expected to grayshirt next fall and arrive on campus in January, 2016. However, that plan is tentative and Merrick’s eligibility could eventually be fast-tracked to the 2015 class.

Buechele’s decision comes less than a week after Texas extended offers to six quarterbacks, including in-state prospects Tristen Wallace of DeSoto and Bowman Sells of Allen Lovejoy. Buechele received his Longhorn offer in late July. Altogether, Texas had offered 11 quarterbacks for this class.

With Buechele in the fold, Texas’ class now consists of five pledges. That number could grow after this Saturday’s junior day on campus.

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