Jason Washington added another high-upside piece to his future cornerback room on Tuesday, when Winter Park (Fla.) product Ethan Pouncey committed to the Texas Longhorns.
Words cannot describe this feeling. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the coaches that gave me an opportunity to play at the next level but I have found my home. #Dreams2Reality #HookEm @cmitchell2284 @_pouncey @BCarringtonUT @washjwash pic.twitter.com/yaFP7Tw83p— EVP (@EthanPouncey) August 7, 2019
The 6’1, 160-pounder, who is the younger brother of sophomore wide receiver Jordan Pouncey, pledged to the Horns over offers from more than 20 other schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Stanford.
So Pouncey isn’t just Jordan’s younger brother. In fact, he’s a more highly-rated prospect than his brother was when he committed to Texas late in the 2017 recruiting cycle — Jordan finished as a mid three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 735 player nationally. In contrast, Ethan is a four-star prospect ranked as the No. 156 player nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. 247Sports even has Ethan in the top 100.
The younger Pouncey is a such a highly-rated recruit because of his length for the position and his ability to play the football in the air, coming down with eight interceptions and breaking up 21 more passes during his junior season.
Due to Jordan’s recruitment, Ethan was on the Texas recruiting radar for some time before earning his offer in early June. Despite significant interest in Auburn and Florida, Pouncey decided to spurn the SEC to play his college football in Austin.
Pouncey is the second cornerback pledge and the 13th overall player in the 2020 Texas recruiting class, which now ranks No. 14 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.