The Texas Longhorns signed the No. 169 player in the country and the No. 5 center Jake Majors on Wednesday.
Like Logan Parr, Majors was one of the early commitments in the 2020 recruiting class, joining the Longhorns when he made his verbal pledge early this year. He was the third commit in the class, choosing Texas over Washington, Colorado, Stanford, Arkansas, and TCU. Schools like Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri have extended offers since the Longhorns jumped into the mix. All total, Majors held 15 offers at the time of his pledge
Though Majors also visited TCU, Arkansas, and SMU, it was Stanford, which unofficially hosted Majors during the summer and owned his first Crystal Ball projection, that was thought to be the stiffest competition for Texas.
Given recent recruiting losses to the Cardinal, keeping Majors away from Palo Alto was a significant achievement.
While Majors played left tackle during his time at Prosper, he profiles more as an interior lineman at the collegiate ranks. On film, Majors shows a high level of understanding of the game for a high school player. Majors executes virtually all run blocks well, using the correct angles and his precise footwork to help him gain leverage on opponents.
Majors showed quickness at The Opening in Frisco, displaying a 4.66 shuttle run, but his overall speed could improve, as he ran a 5.42 at The Opening. Majors displays excellent balance and explosiveness, allowing him to execute his blocks against virtually any opponent he saw at the high school level. Majors shows the ability to be effective when pulling, a factor that will be beneficial as an interior lineman at the collegiate level.
Majors needs to improve his consistency in pad level. Additionally, Majors sometimes struggles one on one in pass protection on the edge, especially against quicker defenders. He also needs to work on his eye discipline when pass blocking, as he sometimes commits too early inside, allowing delayed blitzes to come free off the edge. Some of these improvement items will prove to be moot points if he moves inside in the collegiate game as expected. Overall, Majors profiles as an intelligent, well coached offensive lineman who should develop into a starter on the Forty Acres in the near term.