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Texas Longhorns QB commit Shane Buechele hopes to make immediate impact

The four-star dual-threat quarterback starts classes at Texas next week.

New Texas Longhorns quarterback Shane Buechele is about to begin his college career a few months early and he's ready to get things rolling on the gridiron.

In the above video, Buechele speaks to Horns Digest about a variety of topics including his recruitment process and new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert. The product from Arlington's Lamar High chose Texas over Oklahoma, Ohio State, Stanford, Texas A&M and a host of other would-be suitors.

He's also the subject of a new ESPN piece highlighting how the, 6-1, 185-pound quarterback has handled the coaching changes in Austin.

While Buechele admitted to some impatience while the 'Horns were searching for the new OC, he's excited about working with Gilbert:

When it comes time to start teaching the new scheme, Jerrod Heard, Tyrone Swoopes and Kai Locksley all have just as much to learn as the rookie does. A new coach means a brand new outlook for each passer.

"I guess I am pretty excited going in and having the same slate as the other guys," Buechele said.

Buechele has done his research. He picked the brain of Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans and his dad, Damon Evans, who happens to coach at Arlington Lamar. He found Tulsa games on YouTube and watched closely to get a better sense of tendencies and route combinations.

"From what I've seen when I look up stuff, he does a lot of RPO [run-pass option] stuff. We did a lot of that at my high school," Buechele said. "It's pretty similar. The tempo is the big thing. We're gonna be going fast."

Buechele is ranked as the No. 151 prospect overall, No. 2 dual-threat quarterback, and the No. 23 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

After a massively successful high school career and a showing at the Elite 11 Finals that nearly won him the MVP award, Buechele is confident in his ability to showcase his talent at Texas:

"This opportunity for me is a great one. All those guys in the quarterback room are very talented. I have nothing bad to say about them. They are all great athletes and can throw the ball. All I ask for, and what I think will happen, is a chance to compete. And I want to try to play next year. I think I could make a difference on this team in a positive way. That's all I ask for is a chance to compete for the job on Day 1 and just kind of show what I can do."

Here's a few highlights so you can check out his game: