Cedar Ridge’s Jaylen Ellis, Midlothian Heritage’s Langston Anderson and Odessa Permian’s Peyton Powell all received offers from the Texas Longhorns Saturday, as Texas looks to capitalize on the momentum of three big commitments in two days.
After missing on in-state star Garrett Wilson and reportedly losing ground with Bowie wide receiver Elijah Higgins, wide receiver is quickly becoming an area of need for the Longhorns in the 2019 class.
Ellis, who is currently committed to the Baylor Bears, gave his pledge to the Bears in June of 2017, the same day he received his first Division 1 offer. He continued to rack up offers from several big-name schools throughout his junior year and became an in-state name to watch for Texas. In-spite of his commitment, a Crystal Ball came in for the Texas Longhorns in early June.
Powell, the highest-ranked of the three at No. 41, is a recent transfer to Permian, after playing quarterback for Midland Christian for the past two seasons. The 6-foot-2, 182-pound wide out recently became a hot commodity, after holding no FBS offers heading into the month of May. The Arkansas Razorbacks became the first FBS school to offer him in early May, the first of 15 offers in the month, including the offer from Texas.
Anderson’s recruitment has been hot for quite some time now, as he now holds 21 scholarship offers, including six from Big 12 schools. Anderson’s interest seems to be primarily in-state, attending a Junior Day with the Houston Cougars, as well as an unofficial visit to Texas A&M in April. Just like Ellis, the only Crystal Ball in for the 6-foot-2, 188-pound receiver is for the Texas Longhorns.
If any commit to Texas, these players would join wide out Jordan Whittington in the 2019 class, as Texas looks to add depth at an already talented position.