The Texas Longhorns snagged their second commitment of the 2020 recruiting cycle Sunday evening when Logan Parr announced that he would be bringing his recruitment to an end.
As you may know, four-star junior Lake Travis dual-threat quarterback Hudson Card was the first player in 2020 to pull the trigger and make a pledge to Texas in late-spring. With Texas’ new commitment from Parr, the Texas coaching staff is putting an emphasis on landing top in-state talent and acquiring elite offensive prospects for this upcoming class.
The four-star offensive guard from Helotes O’Connor chose the Longhorns over a multitude of Power Five programs like Arkansas, Colorado, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. For Parr, it was all about diving deeper into each program and dissecting every schools advantages and disadvantages. While every prospect on the recruiting trail weighs out their choices, and carefully decides which university suits them the best, Parr was exceedingly strategic in his approach.
“I came to my decision to commit to Texas after a long process of looking over my options,” Parr expressed to BON. “I made a recruiting book, which each school that offered me having its own page with its own facts and a section for pros and cons. I finished the book about a month ago and have looked over everything, which helped me believe Texas was the right fit for me, as there were about 40 pros for the school and less cons than any other school I had in the book.”
After reviewing each school’s pros and cons, Parr continued to articulate what ultimately led him to picking the Horns over 20 other programs.
“The facts, along with me feeling in my heart that Texas was the best fit for me led me to the decision that I should commit,” Parr said. “I always believed if I knew where I wanted to go, there should be no reason to wait.”
Parr most certainly fits the mold of what offensive line coach Herb Hand is looking for from his players in the trenches. He’s compact with an abundant of qualities that should help him prevail at the next level. Parr understands what he offers on the field.
“I think I can bring a strong, quick, and technical lineman to the table who has a mean streak on the field and can play any position on the line.”
Hand played an important role in Parr making an early decision due to the strong relationship the two were able to develop. Aside from their relationship, Parr is amazed by Hand’s methodological style of coaching and trusts that he will learn from him.
“Coach Hand was one of the main reasons I fell in love with Texas,” Parr said. “He’s a very personable guy who you can talk to about anything, which is important to me as my position coach at my school, Coach Weeks, has the same characteristics.”
“Going to camps as well as watching the technique he teaches on Twitter excites me to be able to learn from him, as I can learn how to be a technically sound lineman at the next level.”
Playing in UT’s stadium and being surrounded by the overall atmosphere are a few things that excite Parr about being a Longhorn. He can’t wait to put on a show for the entire San Antonio area.
“What I’m looking forward to the most about playing at Texas is the opportunity to play at Memorial Stadium and to represent the 210 for all those who helped me get to the place I’m at today.”
Parr is the first out of four 2020 offensive guard offers to commit to Texas. The staff will continue to work on flipping in-state Texas A&M commit standout Akinola Ogunbiyi.
At 6’3.5, 268 pounds, Parr is ranked as nation’s No. 130 prospect and as the No. 18 player in the state for the 2020 cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.