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4-star WR Tyrell Shavers commits to Alabama over Texas, others

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Competing with the reigning national champions on the recruiting trail isn’t easy.

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Tyrell Shavers
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Recruiting efforts for the Texas Longhorns at the wide receiver position gained some clarity early Monday evening when Lewisville standout Tyrell Shavers announced his commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide:

The decision from the 6’6, 202-pounder came only one day after Shavers took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa over the weekend. As is often the case, one trip to see the Alabama facilities and meet with the coaching staff was also it took for the nation’s No. 23 wide receiver to shut down his recruitment.

Texas had been thought to be in a favorable position with Shavers, whose recruitment took off after he ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the Dallas The Opening Regional camp back in March. In fact, both of the predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball favored the Longhorns.

However, head coach Charlie Strong and his new offensive staff were never able to get Shavers on campus for a visit. And a trip to Austin might not have made a difference anyway — Alabama just has that type of effect on high school football players.

The ‘Horns had made the top 10 list that Shavers put out in May, so perhaps Shavers will eventually visit. Just don't count on it to be enough to flip him from the Crimson Tide.