As the 2019 recruiting cycle begins to wind down, the Texas Longhorns will be looking to acquire more depth in the trenches on the offensive side of the ball. A name that has come up as a quality target for the Horns is TCU commit, Andrew Coker.
The three-star Katy Taylor offensive tackle was once a Florida commit, but decommitted in late January. Since then, Coker has continued to pile on the offers and announced his verbal pledge to the Horned Frogs.
Coker earned himself an offer from Tom Herman and offensive line coach Herb Hand in early May. The fact that Hand thought highly of Coker enough to award him an offer meant a lot to to him. Right now, you can say the Longhorns are definitely in the mix for the Houston-area standout.
“Texas is recruiting me the hardest besides TCU for sure,” Coker told BON. “They’re still on me, they don’t really care about TCU that much.”
The Longhorns coaching staff has maintained a consistent relationship with Coker, and are making an assertive effort to show him that they would like to bring him on board.
“I’ve been talking to Coach Hand and Herman, and sometimes Orlando, it just depends on who’s around,” Coker said. “They’ve been expressing not to count them out yet, and don’t think that they offered late, because I was one of Coach Hand’s first offers when he got there.”
Coker has been impressed by the Longhorns as a team this season. The offensive line is what Coker has paid the most attention to and he is blown away by their success.
“As a team, I think they performed very well,” Coker said. “I think they do enough to get the job done. Offensive line wise, I think they’ve done a tremendous job under Coach Hand.”
As of now, the Longhorns hold two consensus four-star offensive line commitments with Tyler Johnson and Javonne Shepherd.
Coker says that he’s “solid” to TCU at the moment and that it will take a lot to flip him, but there’s a chance. TCU and Texas are the only schools Coker said he would make a visit to.
At 6’5.5, 310 pounds, Coker is ranked as the nation’s No. 546 player, the No. 43 offensive tackle and as the No. 65 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.