The 6’3 215-pound wide receiver from Houston (Alief Taylor HS) is officially a Texas Longhorn. Eagles signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday and will arrive on the Forty Acres next semester as an early enrollee.
This is Drew Mehringer’s most coveted wide receiver commit, thus far. Mehringer and the rest of the staff were able to land Eagles back on July 24 over national powerhouses Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma, among others.
Eagles brings elite size, athleticism and speed to the table to produce as a deep-threat and in quick, shorter routes. At The Opening Regional camp in Houston, Eagles ran a 4.51 40-yard dash, recorded a 3.99 shuttle time, and posted a 37-inch vertical leap. These combine-like numbers are impressive for a receiver his size and shows why he’s such a big addition.
In the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Eagles is rated as the No. 48 overall player nationally, No. 6 overall wide receiver and the No. 5 best player in the state of Texas.
On January 6 at 12:00 p.m. CT, Eagles will play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl for the West squad. This will be an opportunity for him to display his skills on national television. He will play with future Longhorn teammates Caden Sterns and Jalen Green on his side.
Eagles will get a chance to learn and develop playing behind wide receivers Collin Johnson and Lil’ Jordan Humphrey on the outside in his freshman season. Eagles has similar size and athleticism to these two current players and brings more speed to the table.
Eagles joins fellow Houston product and four-star receiver Al’vonte Woodard as the two lone wide receivers to sign to Texas on this years earlier National Signing Day. These two could be a nightmare for Big 12 defenses for years to come.
One intriguing thing to note, “#WRU” is displayed in Eagles’ twitter bio. He can help recruit future standout wide receivers.