Texas tight end recruiting is moving in Juan positive direction. Everman athlete Juan Davis committed to the Longhorns, giving the Horns yet another big TE recruit (joining 2021 classmate Lake McRee) and complementing two takes from the 2019 class (Wiley, Liebrock).
Davis is a big-framed flex TE who has already drawn comparisons to LJH. Looking past the dreads, those comparisons are odd given that LJH was a rail thin high school senior athlete who grew into a 6-3, 215 wide receiver at Texas while Davis is already 6-3, 220 as an incoming high school junior. Different trajectories, folks. Davis will play his college ball north of 245.
Davis has average speed (his self-reported 4.54 is rather optimistic), but his quickness, excellent hands and versatility are obvious on film. Particularly given that Everman’s playbook has about a half page of passing route options.
Davis is the 5th 2021 commitment for Texas and it’s increasingly clear that the staff wants to stockpile a number of commitments before Fall Camp starts. It’s also obvious that building out the tight end room is a major goal of the coaching staff. So far, mission accomplished.
While the tone of the 2019 Thinking Texas Football preview (now available in print at Amazon and #1 in the Football Coaching category) is largely optimistic about the roster overall, I’m less sanguine about the current tight end room and have thoughts as to how the 2019 Texas offense will compensate. If you haven’t committed to your 2019 season education, now is a good time to start.