After taking five offensive linemen in the 2013 recruiting class, the 2014 group was never going to be a particularly large one. With summer about to give way to fall camp, the only prospect currently committed to position coach Stacy Searels is Jasper center Terrell Cuney, who pledged to the 'Horns in late March and is ranked as the No. 5 center nationally by the 247Sports composite rankings. He held offers from TCU and Texas Tech.
BON special contributor Evan Massey recently caught up with the 6'4, 270-pounder to discuss a variety of topics.
Q. What made you choose to commit to the Longhorns?
A. Best place in the nation. I grew up loving Texas! The whole idea of the Hook'em thing caught my attention and they have a great program and coaching staff as well as academics.
Q. What do you see as the biggest area needed for improvement in your game?
A. I can use improvement all around. I work hard to get bigger, stronger, and faster everyday. Those of you out there who will be watching me will see a major change in my game from the way I step, etc.
Q. What was the recruiting process like for you?
A. It was great. I wasn't too highly recruited but I got a lot of love from schools. I've got a lot of schools still coming at me hard but I'm solid to my commitment. I'll ride for my squad.
Q. Who would you say has made the biggest impact on your career to this point?
A. My mom hands down. She let me make my own decisions but she still has a say. I asked her what she thought about Texas and she said it was the place for me, which I already knew and it was a done deal.
Q. What are your goals for your career at Texas?
A. To win championships and make it to the NFL and leave a legacy at Texas.
Q. How long have you been playing football? When did you realize that you had this kind of talent?
A. I've been playing since I was five years old and it took me until I was a sophomore before I realized that I had a gift and I just took it to another level.
Q. What do you enjoy doing off the field? What's your favorite food?
A. Chilling with my family and just having a good time. All foods are my favorite.
Q. What would you tell a young football player with D1 dreams to do?
A. God is great and nothing is impossible. Keep working hard and give it to God! The grind never stops and don't ever feel like you made it because there's always something you can improve on.