After losing two tight end pledges during the 2021 recruiting cycle, the Texas Longhorns remain in pursuit of a second prospect at the position. On Sunday, the Longhorns received some good news in that regard when Grandview product Dametrious Crownover announced his top five schools and Texas made the cut.
As the graphic indicates, the other four contenders are Baylor, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Texas A&M. The Aggies are considered the favorite with six 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions in favor of Texas A&M, in no small part because Crownover’s older brother, Earnest, signed with the Aggies as a running back in the 2020 class out of Kilgore Junior College.
So new Texas tight ends coach Jay Boulware likely has to work left to do if he intends to keep Crownover from joining his older brother in College Station.
A 6’5, 235-pounder, Crownover is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 240 player nationally and the No. 10 tight end, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Texas currently holds a commitment at the position from Everman’s Juan Davis, but lost pledges from Lake McCree and Landen King earlier in the cycle.