Dallas Skyline outside linebacker Anthony Wheeler signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Texas Longhorn.
The consensus four-star outside linebacker was the 11th best player in the state of Texas and the 74th best player nationally, according to 247's composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Wheeler picked Texas on national television last month at the Under Armour All-American game in St. Petersburg, Fl.
Wheeler held offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor and Oklahoma and was widely considered a Sooners lean before choosing the Longhorns in January.
Burnt Orange Nation's signing report from last month says that Wheeler's final position on the 40 Acres might be defensive end:
Though Wheeler is considered a linebacker by the services, his future position in college may well be defensive end. His testing numbers at the 2013 Dallas NFTC support that projection, as his 4.88 40 time would play much better in shorter spaces. For his size, however, his 32.2-inch vertical is a good mark.
Wheeler is considered one of the most important recruits in the 2015 class.