Longhorns land Westerman
Updated: April 7, 2010, 12:38 PM ETBy Gerry Hamilton
The Texas Longhorns went from 19 commitments to 18 and back to 19 in a matter of hours on Tuesday. One day after defensive tackle Quincy Russell (San Antonio, Texas/Sam Houston) committed to Texas, he had a change of heart and decommitted. Shortly thereafter, the Longhorns picked up quite possibly their top prospect among many big timers in the 2011 class in 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive tackle Christian Westerman (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton). The 2011 Under Armour All-American turned down the likes of USC, Florida, Notre Dame, Alabama and nearly every other program in the country to pick Texas and in doing so likely capped off a terrific class of offensive linemen. Texas now has six offensive linemen committed for the 2011 class, led by Westerman, top guard prospect Sedrick Flowers (Houston/North Shore) and talented run blocker Garrett Greenlea (Houston/Klein Collins). Westerman is a huge pledge for a Texas program that will lose two-year starter Kyle Hix and Britt Mitchell this year and are waiting on guard/tackle Mason Walters to get healthy after foot surgery.
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