It's almost something of a recruiting cliche at this point that the players who commit to Texas instantly feel at home and appreciate the family atmosphere -- otherwise, why would they commit? Perhaps it's more telling for prospects considering the Longhorns to feel that way and Aztec (NM) offensive tackle Matthew Hegarty, after spending two days in Austin and attending both of the first two spring practices, commented twice in his Saturday interview with Orangebloods that he felt at home.
The Longhorns clearly made a strong impression and Hegarty indicated that Texas will be in the mix when he makes a decision in the next several months. Junior Day visits to Notre Dame and Cal loom -- watch out for the Irish, as Hegarty's grandfather is a big Notre Dame fan, but the Longhorns are certainly in good shape with the talented tackle.
San Antonio Stevens athlete Mykkele Thompson is the ninth commit of the class -- he could get a look on offense, but most likely projects as a safety. Personally recruited by Duane Akina, so you have to think that he will play defense. Makes an offer for Ladarius Brown less likely, as they are similar in build and skill set.