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Texas Longhorns TE coach Jeff Traylor named Scout's Big 12 Recruiter of the Year

The former Texas high school football coach played a big role in the 2016 recruiting class.

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A banner National Signing Day for the Texas Longhorns has led to an award for one of its coaches, as Scout has named Longhorns tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Traylor the Big 12's Recruiter of the Year.

From the site:

Texas closed with a flurry and no commitment was bigger than that of five-star safety Brandon Jones and it was Traylor's deep ties into East Texas that played an integral role in helping to reel him in.

Jones may have been the actual icing on the cake of what happened to end up being the Big 12's top-rated class, but Traylor played an integral role in many of the ‘Horns targets like DE Andrew Fitzgerald, WR Davion Curtis, OG Zach Shackelford, TE Peyton Aucoin and LB Demarco Boyd and he was also the key to helping turning the tide back in UT's favor with many in-state and even out-of-state recruits.

Traylor spent 15 years as Gilmer High head coach, winning three state titles in the process, and is quickly making a name for himself in Austin and beyond, earning consideration for an interview at Texas State for the head coaching position in recent weeks and playing a critical role in the hire of new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert back in December. When head coach Charlie Strong flew to Tulsa with athletic director Mike Perrin and school president Greg Fenves, Traylor was the only assistant coach to accompany them.