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4-star Texas DL target KJ Miles commits to Georgia Tech

The Longhorns will need to look elsewhere to add more talent in the defensive trenches.


Bo Davis and the Texas Longhorns remain in the market with more big bodies in the defensive trenches, but they won’t be getting that help from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peters Prep defensive tackle KJ Miles, who committed to Georgia Tech on July 4, according to multiple reports.

“All three schools are great and each of them were located in great places to live, but Georgia Tech had a stronger bond with me,” Miles told 247Sports’ Dale McDuffie. “And I liked what Coach Geoff Collins is doing in Atlanta and I want to be a part of it.”

Along with the Longhorns, the four-star talent was also considering Wisconsin down the stretch.

Ranked as the nation’s No. 350 player and No. 50 defensive lineman, per the 247Sports Composite, Miles officially visited each of his finalists throughout the last month, with Texas getting the final say over the June 25 weekend. Days later, though, on the eve of his July 4 commitment, a flurry of Crystal Ball picks came in favoring Georgia Tech, leaving Texas and Wisconsin on the outside looking in.

As is, Texas holds a pair of pledges from four-star defensive tackles in Houston North Shore standout Kristopher Ross and Arizona product Zach Swanson. Elsewhere, Texas remains heavily involved with four-star talent Justice Finkley, who included the Horns in his final three on Sunday morning and is a priority at the position, and four-star edge Derrick Brown remains likely to land with the Longhorns.

So, Miles won’t be a Longhorn, but the outlook still looks favorable for Davis to close with a solid class in the trenches.