The Longhorns have received their second pledge for their 2015 football recruiting class — Bryce English, a 5-foot, 11-inch, 305-pound defensive tackle from DeSoto.
DeSoto coach Claude Mathis confirmed Friday that English had given his non-binding verbal pledge to Texas coaches earlier in the day.
“He’s just really good,” Mathis said. “He’s very strong, obviously, and very dominating. We’ve played him at the nose, and even at end some.”
The Longhorns, placing added emphasis on the sophomores who will comprise their 2015 class, also have a commitment from Aaron Garza, a 6-3, 305-pound offensive guard from Sherman.
Many members of the 2013 signing class, as well targets for 2014 and 2015, will be in Austin on Saturday for the Orange-White Game at Royal-Memorial Stadium that concludes spring drills.
Texas is especially in the market for defensive linemen in their upcoming classes because it signed none at the position in 2013. Late in the process, Waco defensive tackle Andrew Billings picked Baylor over the Longhorns and TCU, and A’Shawn Robinson backed out of his pledge and signed with Alabama.
The Longhorns’ eight commitments for 2014 include one defensive lineman — end Derick Roberson of San Antonio Brennan.