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Texas OT pledge Jake Majors discusses decision to side with Longhorns

A strong relationship with the staff and a desire to stay home and help build Texas into a powerhouse influenced Jake Major’s decision to become a Longhorn.

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The Texas Longhorns’ 2020 class is beginning to form right before our eyes, as the cycle has already provided head coach Tom Herman’s program with a trio of talented commits.

Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card was the first to publicly commit to the Horns, doing so last May. After Card came Helotes O’Connor offensive guard Logan Parr, who pledged to the program towards the end of last October. Most recently, Prosper offensive tackle prospect Jake Majors joined Parr in the tenches, announcing his commitment to Texas on Jan. 24.

Majors received a ton of interest throughout the early portion of his recruitment as a sophomore, and has since earned a total of 16 offers from highly-regarded programs. Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, Stanford, Utah, and Washington are just a few of the programs that extended invitations. As far as Texas is concerned, Herman personally offered Majors when he toured the Forty Acres for the game against USC. That moment gave him a great feeling about Herman and what he’s building in Austin.

The Lone Star State has a vital place in Majors’ heart. With him residing in the state for a good majority of his life, Majors felt like the best way to continue to represent the state of Texas was going to the University of Texas.

“What truly made me decide so early was being in the state of Texas,” Majors said. “I’ve lived in Texas most of my life and I wouldn’t want to spend the next four years of my life anywhere else but the University of Texas.”

The latest unofficial group visit that included a ton of Longhorn targets played a key role in Majors realizing that Texas was the place for him. From being around current commits (Card and Parr), to being able to spending some time with the staff outside of football, Majors was sold.

“It was huge on my decision,” Majors said. “I was able to spend time with Hudson and Logan, which brought me closer to making my decision. What put it over the top was spending the day with the coaches at the basketball game and getting to experience the environment of UT. I love everything about it.”

Securing a spot within #cloUT2020 was something that Majors didn’t want to waste any time doing.

“I knew in my heart that I wanted to be a Texas Longhorn. I didn’t want to wait and stall when I knew where I wanted to spend the next four years of my life.”

Offensive line coach Herb Hand and Herman stayed in constant communication with Majors ever since they put an offer on the table. The relationship they established over time gave Majors some certainty.

“Nearly every other week I was able to talk to coach Hand and coach Herman and build that bond that is crucial in recruiting,” Majors said.

Majors believes he’ll be able to bring an influential existence on the offensive line for the upcoming classes and be a part of kick-starting a winning program for years to come.

“I think I’ll help bring the dominant trench presence back to Texas,” Majors said. “Wanting to perfect everything about the game of playing offensive line. I share the same desire of everyone else who are part of the University and that is to bring UT to the top of college football.”

With his senior season still ahead of him, Majors is glad that he made an early decision so he can focus on some lofty goals that he’s set for himself and his team in the fall.

“It feels like a huge relief and a ton of weight off my shoulders,” Majors said. “Some goals I have are to be a team captain next year, win district and win state.”

Majors says that he’s learned a lot throughout this entire process, but staying true to his heart and himself led him to this decision. He also expressed that not buying into hype is crucial when making a decision like the one he made. Majors does not have a date set for when he’ll take his official visit.

At 6’4, 280 pounds, Majors is ranked as the nation’s No. 368 prospect, the No. 40 offensive tackle in the country, and as the No. 45 player in the state, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.