After legitimate concern that Bullard tight end Major Tennison would head elsewhere, despite committing to the Texas Longhorns last October, the seemingly inevitable happened with the in-state product announcing is decommitment on Friday via Twitter.
Only doing what I feel is best for me, thank you. pic.twitter.com/DlieDowUuN— Major Tennison (@major_tennison) July 15, 2016
This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The perception has been that the three-star talent essentially has had one foot out the door since the big bad Alabama Crimson Tide came knocking and when Nick Saban wants you, it’s hard to say no. While there’s nothing set in stone, the expectation is Tennison ends up playing college football in Tuscaloosa and with an unofficial visit to Alabama planned for July 21, that may happen soon.
In addition to Texas and Alabama, Tennison holds offers from Michigan, Florida, Georgia, and Oregon.
Tennison is ranked as a consensus high three-star prospect, the No. 325 player nationally, the No. 11 tight end, and the No. 45 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
However, because the Bullard product is a true dual-threat tight end with excellent size, blocking ability, and good speed as a receiver, the loss of the 6’6, 245-pounder is huge for the ‘Horns because of persistent struggles recruiting the position.
With Tennison no longer a part of Texas’ 2017 class, only six members remain and unfortunately for the ‘Horns, more flips or decommittments may be on the way with concern about offensive lineman Xavier Newman’s solidity.