The Texas Longhorns missed out on a kety target on National Signing Day as Dallas Parish Episcopal offensive tackle tackle Austin Uke signed with the Stanford Cardinal over the Longhorns and others.
Uke is considered a consensus three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite ranking, but saw his stock rise late in the cycle thanks to a strong senior showing. Prior to his senior season Uke, he held no Power Five offers and was committed to play at Holy Cross. Since October of 2020, Uke landed 16 Division I offers, including big names like Texas, Oklahoma, and Penn State.
The 6’4, 265-pound tackle was offered relatively late by Herb Hand and the previous coaching staff, which seemingly put Texas out of the running. Ultimately, even though the coaching change positively impacted his recruitment, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Kyle Flood was not able to close the deal for the Longhorns.
Uke’s decision marks another big miss for the Longhorns in a cycle that included numerous misses on more highly-ranked prospects.