For the first time since last October, the 2020 Texas Longhorns recruiting class has added another major pledge.
Just days removed from his latest trip to the Forty Acres, Prosper offensive tackle Jake Majors has elected to take his talents to Texas, announcing his commitment to the Longhorns on Twitter.
As noted, Majors was on campus just days ago on Jan. 19 as part of the major Texas recruiting weekend. The visit marked his third trip to Austin since the start of the 2018 season, with the first being for the Longhorns 37-14 win over USC, which was the trip that netted Majors his Texas offer.
That offer joined numerous high-profile programs including Washington, Colorado, Stanford, Arkansas, and TCU. Schools like Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri have extended offers since the Longhorns jumped into the mix. All totaled, Majors holds 15 offers from which to choose, and when it came time to choose on Thursday, it was Texas that stood alone at the top.
Though Majors also visited TCU, Arkansas, and SMU, it was Stanford, which unofficially hosted Majors during the summer and owned his first Crystal Ball projection, that was thought to be the stiffest competition for Texas.
Considering that the Cardinal have plucked several Texas natives away from the Longhorns in recent years, with four-star 2019 wide receiver Elijah Higgins and five-star 2017 offensive tackle Walker Little among the numerous examples, Texas keeping the 6’4, 280-pound Majors close to home serves as a major recruiting coup for a staff that saw much of the state’s top talent head elsewhere in 2019.
Ranked as the nation’s No. 356 player and No. 40 offensive tackle, per the 247Sports Composite, Majors becomes the third addition to Texas’ 2020 class, joining four-star talents in Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card and Helotes O’Connor offensive guard Logan Parr.
The 2020 class now sits at No. No. 16 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12 according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.