Three-star Lake Dallas cornerback Kobe Boyce announced his commitment to Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns on Sunday.
Boyce, the nation's No. 73 cornerback and No. 105 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite, was among those on campus for unofficial visits Saturday, in which he was finally offered by the Longhorns. Boyce told 247Sports he had been working to pick up a Texas offer, and did exactly that on his visit Saturday.
The Lake Dallas product also holds offers from Ole Miss, Baylor, Texas A&M and Arkansas, among others.
In addition to his love for the Texas atmosphere and proximity to his hometown of Dallas, Boyce made note of the progress Charlie Strong is making with the program as a key factor in his commitment, via 247Sports:
"I saw what Charlie Strong was doing at Texas, and that's why I really wanted an offer from them," Boyce said. "I love what he's bringing to the program. He's straight up with you. I really respect him and what he's doing."
Boyce went on to tell 247Sports that he's noticed what Texas has been able to do in recruiting, and the residual effects continued success may have. "They had a really good recruiting class in 2016," he said. "I feel like if they can piggyback off that, they are going to get better and better."
Now the first defensive back commitment in the class, Boyce's decision gives the Longhorns five pledges in the 2017 class.