The 2021 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns took a hit on Tuesday when Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee announced his decommitment on Twitter:
While I have much respect for the University of Texas, after talking with my family I’ve decided to reopen my recruitment.— Lake McRee (@lake_mcree) February 12, 2020
McRee grew up a Longhorns in close proximity to the school and has further ties since Texas senior tight end Cade Brewer played his high school football at Lake Travis, too, but the decision by McRee to decommit was not especially surprising.
In fact, despite his ties to Texas, McRee told Burnt Orange Nation just days before his commitment last July that he planned on taking his time with the recruiting process, including taking all five of his official visits before making a decision.
So while it’s still too early to know whether the 6’4, 217-pounder will still consider the Horns, his decision does fit with his original intentions.
McRee missed his junior season due to a knee injury suffered in preseason camp, but that hasn’t slowed down his recruitment — in the last two weeks, he’s picked up offers from Alabama and Auburn, which may also help explain his decision. Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, North Carolina, TCU, Texas A&M, and USC have also offered McRee, who is ranked as the No. 340 prospect nationally and the No. 14 tight end, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Texas currently holds a commitment from Everman tight end Juan Davis in the 2021 recruiting class, along with five other pledges.