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Texas offers No. 1 2017 tight end Brock Wright

The elite prospect comes from an athletic family.

Brock Wright
Brock Wright
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The Texas Longhorns are now in the race for elite 2017 Cy-Fair tight end Brock Wright, who picked up an offer from the Horns on Friday, according to 247Sports.

Wright is one of the elite prospects at his position in the country, ranking as the No. 1 tight end in the 247Sports Composite rankings. A consensus four-star prospect, Wright is also the No. 58 recruit overall and the No. 8 player in Texas. Given those impressive rankings, it's not surprising that the 6'5, 243-pounder already holds offers from Alabama, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M,

Here's what BON's own Jonathan Wells had to say about Wright in early March:

A lot can happen in the next two years and Wright may not end up being the top TE in the state for 2017, but he already looks like a more complete player than every junior not named Kaden Smith, and I'd have no problem at all with Texas offering him early, as Texas A&M did at their Junior Day on January 25.

Wright comes from an athletic family; his father, Len Wright, played football at Texas Tech and was the Red Raiders' starting center for the 1988 and 1989 seasons, his older sister Emily played volleyball also for the Red Raiders, and older brother Brady is currently a freshman defensive end at Rice. Also, one of his grandfathers played basketball at Penn State, while the other played football at West Texas A&M and in the CFL.

Worth noting: Len Wright was a teammate of James Gray at Texas Tech, the former star running back and father of current Longhorn running back Johnathan Gray, and the elder Wright and the elder Gray reportedly still kept in touch as of two years ago. If UT ever begins to show serious interest in recruiting Brock Wright (and they should), he and his dad should know who to call to get an inside look at the Longhorn program.

Wright caught 17 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.