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2021 OT Hayden Conner commits to Texas

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Texas builds momentum on the recruiting trail for the 2021 cycle after reeling in elite OT Hayden Conner

4-star OT Hayden Conner
SB Nation: Joe Hamilton

The Texas Longhorns continue their streak of commitments on Tuesday morning, when 2021 offensive tackle Hayden Conner announced via Twitter that he would be putting an end to his recruitment and siding with the Horns.

Conner has been on the Longhorns radar for quite some time and received an offer from Tom Herman and company last September while on an unofficial visit for the game against the USC Trojans. He made it up to the Forty Acres during the Orange-White spring game this spring and was also a visitor for the Longhorns last mini-camp of the summer where he spent some meaningful time with Herman and offensive line coach, Herb Hand. Hand was impactful in landing Conner and so was newly Texas quarterback commit Jalen Milroe, who happens to be a good childhood friend of the towering offensive lineman.

Standing at nearly 6’6 and weighing in at 317 pounds, Conner earned MaxPreps 2nd team all-american and first team all-district in his second year on varsity as a sophomore.

The Longhorns are off to an extremely hot start for the 2021 class as they’ve nabbed their fourth verbal commitment with Conner in a stacked cycle full of talented in-state recruits. The four-star anchor joins Katy Tompkins quarterback Jalen Milroe, Dallas Skyline wide receiver Quay Davis, and Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee.

The Katy Taylor prospect is currently the No. 20 offensive tackle in the country, as well as the No. 153 prospect overall in the 2021 cycle, according to 247Sports Composite.