Just a few weeks ago, Beaumont West Brook DE Caleb Bluiett was a relative unknown. There wasn't much information out there about him and he didn't have any highlight video available. Fast forward to the second Texas Junior Day and Bluiett is now the 10th 2012 commitment for the Longhorns and the second JD2 pledge. Like the commitment from Skyline LB Peter JInkens, Bluiett's decision was not a surprise, as the Texas coaching staff reportedly let Bluiett know he would receive an offer this weekend and Bluiett was pretty honest publicly about being willing to commit on the spot if offered.
A strongside defensive end with good athleticism and plenty of room to grow into his 6-3, 240-pound frame, Bluiett played mostly at defensive tackle as a junior. Though he doesn't fill the need in the class of providing an edge rusher, Bluiett does play with a high motor and has the athleticism to pursue plays downfield. Having to play in the trenches has helped Bluiett learn how to play with solid leverage and to use his hands to shed blockers.
With commitments from Bluiett and Hassan Ridgeway at the defensive end position, the Longhorns will continue to pursue Mario Edwards, but it doesn't look like Devonte Fields will be in their plans. So while both Ridgeway and Bluiett are solid pick-ups at a position of need, finding a true edge rusher still looks like a priority for Texas and it's not clear where the Longhorns are going to find that player.