Just over a week after landing a Sooner state quarterback in Casey Thompson, Tom Herman and his staff have flipped an Oklahoma commit, with four-star Newberry Park (Calif.) quarterback Cameron Rising announcing his commitment to the Texas Longhorns on Saturday.
From Rising’s Twitter announcement:
“I wanted to be sure so I visited more schools and even returned to Oklahoma for their spring game. Again, Oklahoma came out on top. AND THEN I WENT TO TEXAS and got that feeling Coach Smith told me about. I could feel the energy throughout the entire program - the coaches, players, recruits and fans. I want to be a part of building something special, something historic and know that Texas is the place for me.”
After initially keeping his recruitment open while committed to Oklahoma, Rising also noted that he will now be shutting his recruitment completely down to focus on academics and his senior season.
Rising made the lengthy trek from California to Austin last weekend for the Longhorns Orange-White spring game, and it’s now clear that he was considerably impressed after what proved to be a successful day with many of Texas’ top targets.
Also in attendance was Thompson, the Longhorns other quarterback commit, whom committed on April 13 and with Thompson and Rising now on board, Texas has the two quarterback takes it was looking for entering the 2018 cycle.
Rising also becomes the fourth commit of Herman’s first full cycle in Austin and lifts the Longhorns’ 2018 class to No. 26 nationally and No. 4 in the Big 12.
At 6’2, 209 pounds, Rising ranks as the nation’s No. 134 player, No. 4 pro-style quarterback and the No. 17 player in California, per 247Sports Composite.