The Texas Longhorns coaching staff hasn’t been in a rush to send offers out to the rising underclassmen just yet, but they have pulled the trigger and put offers on the table for a handful of recruits from the 2021 prospects to this point.
Rising Richmond Foster sophomore Rueben Fatheree II isn’t hard to notice on the field, as he usually towers over majority of his peers at 6-foot-8. Fatheree’s massive frame and athleticism has caught the attention of quite a few Power 5 programs, and that is definitely sitting well with the young prospect.
“The recruiting trail is treating me very well, I love it,” Fatheree passionately told Burnt Orange Nation. “All of the coaches have been treating me very well.”
As mentioned earlier, Texas has only offered five sophomores thus far; in fact, Fatheree is such an intriguing prospect that he was the first 2021 recruit to land an offer from the Longhorns.
So how hard is Tom Herman and company recruiting Fatheree this early in his process?
“I’d say they’re pursuing me hard,” Fatheree said. “Since I was one of the only [sophomores] they’ve offered so far. I know they’re going to have more, but they’ve really been focused on me.”
Thirteen total offers have been put on the table for Fatheree. Schools like Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, and Texas A&M have acquired for his services, but right now he’s deciphering what programs spark his interest.
“I haven’t really made that list yet, so I’m not really focused on that right now. But I love every school that’s offered me.”
Fatheree has been in contact with the Texas coaching staff and is in the process of establishing a relationship with offensive line coach, Herb Hand.
“I talk to Coach Hand, the offensive line coach over there” Fatheree said. “He’s a really great dude.”
Seeing the Longhorns take control on the field this season and demonstrating great character is what Fatheree is looking forward to.
“I just want to see them dominate on the field and being great guys off the field,” Fatheree said.
The recruiting process is just beginning for Fatheree and tells BON that he doesn’t have time frame for when he wants to make a decision. Fatheree will be making a visit to the Forty Acres sometime this season.