The month of May has been kind to Texas this far. They kicked it off on May 2nd, landing a commitment from four-star Georgia defensive back Kenyatta Watson, and earlier this week, they picked up another big commitment, as Arizona tight end Brayden Liebrock announced his commitment to Texas on twitter.
— Brayden Liebrock (@LiebrockBrayden) May 8, 2018
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Liebrock is the sixth member of Texas’ 2019 class, and the first tight end. He’ll pair very nicely in college with two other current Longhorn commits: quarterback Roschon Johnson and receiver Jordan Whittingham. Liebrock’s commitment moves Texas to 17th in the national class rankings, and third in the Big 12, begins Oklahoma and TCU.
Liebrock picked Texas over 22 other offers, from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, most of the Pac-12, and both of his home state schools, Arizona and Arizona State. Texas offensive line coach Derek Warehime deserves a ton of the credit for this commitment. He identifies Liebrock early on as a top target, offering him before almost any other school, and getting him on campus several times. He took an official visit on May 4th, and it was ultimately that visit that sealed the deal.
On the field, Texas is getting exactly what Tom Herman wants in a tight end, an athletic, long pass catcher that looks more like a receiver than a traditional tight end. Herman complained quite a bit about his tight ends last season, and players like Liebrock are exactly what he wants. Brayden needs to improve his blocking, but when he does, he should be a force in Austin.