Westlake linebacker Breckyn Hager signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Texas Longhorn.
Does his last name familiar? It should. His father, Britt Hager, was one of the most prolific tacklers in Texas history, setting a school record in 1988 with 195 tackles after setting the previous school record with 187 the year before. He also holds the career Texas record with 499 tackles while in Austin.
The three-star linebacker was the 176th best player in the state of Texas according to 247's composite rankings. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Hager committed to the Longhorns in September 2014.
Hager picked Texas over Baylor, Oklahoma, San Diego State, and SMU.
From Hager's recruiting profile:
Listed with 4.55 speed in the 40, Hager probably isn't quite that fast, but neither was his father and neither is his brother. Consider him one of those kids with game speed and the fact that he can read and react quickly will benefit him tremendously -- as the current Texas linebackers have demonstrated this season, false steps lead to getting blocked and missing tackles.