An emphasis on building the preferred walk-on program paid off again for the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday evening when Fort Worth All Saints linebacker Luke Brockermeyer picked the Longhorns over scholarship offers from the Rice Owls and Oregon State Beavers:
Blessed and excited to say I'll be continuing my academic and football career at The University of Texas pic.twitter.com/hdyX8Tu7Dx— Luke (@LBrockermeyer) February 7, 2018
The 6’3, 217-pounder decommitted from Rice on Saturday after committing to the Owls last June. In December, Brockermeyer took an official visit to Corvallis before spending a weekend in Austin in late January.
Ultimately, the chance to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and his father at Texas was too much to overcome. And even though Brockermeyer won’t be on scholarship to start his career, his pedigree is impressive — his father, Blake, was an All-American offensive tackle for the Longhorns before playing for three teams in the NFL.
The goal for Brockermeyer is to make an impact at linebacker for Texas and earn a scholarship. He’ll play B-backer, a need position and where he played in high school, but could also switch to the offensive side of the ball and play H-back if necessary.
Most preferred walk-ons who aren’t specialists don’t have much of a chance of seeing the field outside of occasional success stories like Dylan Haines, but if any walk-on has a chance to earn a scholarship and become a contributor, it’s a player like Brockermeyer.
Count him out at your own risk.