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Coveted 4-star DL Aaron Bryant commits to Texas

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The Longhorns edged out the Aggies and Bulldogs for the services of the four-star tackle.

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The Texas Longhorns were in need of a win on the recruiting trail and got one in the form of defensive lineman Aaron Bryant’s commitment on Thursday.

The 6’4, 306-pound lineman from Southaven (Miss.) announced Sunday that he would be shutting down his recruitment, choosing between the Georgia Bulldogs, Texas A&M Aggies and the Alabama Crimson Tide. During June, Bryant visited Austin, College Station, and Athens, seemingly narrowing the list of 20 offers he holds from around the country, including 11 of the 14 current SEC teams.

Bryant is currently rated as a composite four-star player, No. 335 overall, the No. 46 defensive tackle, and the No. 9 player in the state of Mississippi. Southaven plays both three and four-down along the defensive front, with Bryant holding down interior duties in both alignments, showing a combination of strength and explosiveness in the middle.

Bryant is commitment No. 18 for the Longhorns and the third defensive lineman in the class, joining North Shore’s Kris Ross and Zac Swanson out of Arizona. His commitment moves Texas into the top 10 of the recruiting rankings, jumping the Clemson Tigers for No. 10 overall.