AUSTIN, Texas – There's probably been some good days in the life of Connor Lanfear. Probably some outstanding days.
Connor Lanfear was one of the top line performers at Texas camp on Sunday.
But on this day, the 6-foot-5, 262-pound offensive tackle from Buda Hays Consolidated could only sum up getting an offer and committing to Texas on the same day as being perhaps his best ever.
“You don't understand,” Lanfear said just moments after he committed. “This is the greatest day of my life.”
Lanfear didn't have to drive very far to get his offer and give his word to the Texas staff. He's going to be playing his college ball a short distance from his hometown for the team he grew up hoping and praying he'd have a chance to play for some day.
Those hopes and dreams coming to fruition at the same time constitutes a landmark day in anyone's book.
“Ever since I was a little kid and started playing football all I've wanted to do is play Division I college football and I hoped I'd be fortunate enough to go to a program like this,” Lanfear said. “My family and I are so thrilled and we couldn't be more excited.”
For Lanfear the positives in getting his commitment out of the way and choosing the Longhorns are endless.
“There's so many [good things about Texas] it's tough to decide,” Lanfear said. “It's all so surreal. I had no choice but to take it.”
Lanfear was one of the top performers among Stacy Searels' group on Sunday. A high school tackle with tremendous feet, body athleticism and aggressiveness made him an intriguing prospect for Texas even before Sunday.
His performance made him a no-brainer offer candidate. Once that offer was extended, he said himself that it's something he just couldn't turn down.
“Everything was top notch. Everything was impeccable,” Lanfear said. “The staff was amazing. I couldn't be more impressed.”
Lanfear become the third 2015 commitment of the day for the Longhorns. Texas started out getting a commitment from Lufkin's Keke Coutee around lunchtime, then reeled in Center safety Johnny Shaw after the camp wrapped up.
Shaw's commitment came shortly before Lanfear made his official.
“I kind of had some hints along the day that I'd be offered,” Lanfear said. “At the end of camp I talked to the coaches and the offer was extended. It was something I just couldn't pass it up.”
Lanfear becomes the seventh verbal commitment for the Longhorns in the class of 2015 and the third offensive lineman. He joins Keller five-star offensive lineman Maea Teuhema and Sherman's Aaron Garza in the trenches.