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Texas offers 3-star Nebraska TE commit Reese Leitao

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The Jenks product was a Tom Herman target when he was at Houston.

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For the third time in three days, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to a tight end prospect. On Tuesday, it was Nebraska Cornhuskers commit Reese Leitao who officially found his way onto the Texas recruiting radar, according to multiple reports.

The 6’4, 234-pounder pledged to Nebraska in late August after including Oklahoma State, Penn State, and Maryland in his top four. New Longhorns head coach Tom Herman previously offered Leitao when he was with the Cougars.

The commitment to the Huskers hasn’t been completely solid, however, as Leitao visited Arkansas in October for the game against Alabama and TCU last weekend.

A consensus three-star prospect, Leitao is the No. 791 player nationally, the No. 39 tight end, and the No. 11 player in the state of Oklahoma, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The son of DePaul basketball coach Dave Leitao is relatively new to football — Leitao began focusing on football over basketball as a sophomore. Leitao is also a good student who isn’t necessarily tied to any part of the country geographically since he moved around so much with his father growing up.

At the Dallas The Opening Regional camp last March, Leitao ran a 4.47 shuttle and posted a 33.5-inch vertical leap.