Texas loses another 2013 commitment.
According to multiple sources, 2013 tight end Durham Smythe from Belton (Tex.) has decommitted from the Texas Longhorns. Smythe picked Texas in March over the Stanford Cardinal. Smythe is the fourth decommitment from the class, following in the footsteps of Ricky Seals-Jones, Daeshon Hall and Kyle Hicks.
There was some concern that Smythe was wavering on his commitment after Smythe failed to take an official visit to Austin last weekend for Banquet Weekend. Those fears were apparently justified, as Smythe dropped the Longhorns just a few days later.
There has not yet been official word if Smythe is no longer considering Texas, or if he's just decommitting to explore his options. However, the rumor is that Smythe is done with Texas and won't be heading to Austin. Stanford and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been mentioned as strong possibilities.
Smythe is a huge loss in the class, as Texas has been searching for a reliable tight end that can both block effectively and be an asset in the passing game. Smythe is considered an above-average pass catcher, and the hope was that he would be able to blossom into a good blocking end as he developed at Texas. As for now, it's back to the drawing board for the Longhorns.