Here's a bit of surprising recruiting news. The Texas Longhorns lost their lone running back commitment today, when Kyle Hicks from Arlington (Tex.) Martin switched his pledge to the TCU Horned Frogs. ESPN's William Wilkerson broke the news ($).
Hicks had committed to Texas back in February, and there were no indications that he was thinking about making a switch. Hicks is ranked 211th in the 247 Composite Rankings. According to ESPN's Max Olson, Hicks is close to current Horned Frog Devonte Fields, which may have played a part in his switch.
From a football perspective, the news is not immediate cause for concern for Texas. At tailback, the Longhorns return rising juniors Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron, as well as sophomores Johnathan Gray and Daje Johnson. However, there are transfer rumors swirling around Brown and Johnson, as unsubstantiated though they may be. Further, Texas has frequently had to dip into its running back depth the past two seasons, having suffered multiple injuries at the position.
It remains to be seen if Texas will recommence recruiting at the running back position, after essentially shutting things down after Hicks' initial commitment.