Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman continues to build the preferred walk-on program, as consensus three-star Houston Episcopal defensive end Patrick Bayouth committed to the Horns on Tuesday:
Excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at the University of Texas! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/HhUfl4CqIm— Patrick Bayouth (@patrickbayouth) November 13, 2018
The pledge from Bayouth continues efforts in the 2018 recruiting class to add players to the preferred walk-on program who not only excel academically, but also have enough talent to positively impact the scout team, while also having an outside shot at eventually contributing.
From the last cycle, Under Armour All-American deep snapper Justin Mader has already contributed as Texas legacy Luke Brockermeyer develops at the linebacker position with the potential to see playing time at some point in his career.
Bayouth has an impressive profile — he’s 6’3 and 237 pounds, so he’s not undersized like many walk ons, and he holds offers from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, and Yale. Oh, and he also has an offer from Houston head coach Major Applewhite.
Neither is adding a three-star prospect with a national ranking among the top two thousand prospects in the country to the walk-on program.