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2015 Texas Longhorn Football Recruiting: LB Breckyn Hager Commits & Scouting Report

The son of a Longhorn legend flips from the Baylor Bears to Austin.

Vaughn Ridley

Texas grabbed Longhorn legacy Breckyn Hager away from his Baylor commitment.  Older brother Bryce is currently a starting LB for the Bears.  Father Britt was an excellent MLB (he wore #60) who had a nice NFL career.  Hager was lightly recruited by major programs until the summer when he reeled in offers from Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas.

Hager projects as a college LB, but he played DE and ILB in high school.  He's listed perhaps optimistically at 6-3, 210, but he has a lean frame that's not going to have any problems filling out.  The genetics certainly check out.

HUDL Film (note this includes sophomore and junior highlights)

  • He's #40 as a sophomore, #5 junior.  You can see the development difference which bodes well
  • He's a natural pass rusher who runs through initial contact and exhibits good closing speed to the ball
  • Nice swim move
  • Physical and aggressive - takes on blockers and punishes other players (his option responsibility, pulling linemen) when the ballcarrier isn't available to hit
  • Solid frame
  • He's not a great lateral athlete - alligator speed.  He shows better athleticism from the outside where a good first step and his closing speed serve him well
Hager already has 2 sacks, 16 tackles and 8 tackles for loss through 4 games as a senior.
The Longhorns are now up to 17 commits.  Don't worry about space - plenty of room.