Since getting his offer in mid-January, Jasper's Terrell Cuney has been considered a heavy Texas lean.
Cuney becomes the ninth commitment of the 2014 class for the Longhorns.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pound four-star prospect hadn't been shy about his affinity for the Longhorns. The state's top center prospect liked everything about Texas, but he wanted to wait to make a commitment.
His wait ended on Saturday.
Cuney said everything felt right when he committed to Mack Brown and the Longhorns on Saturday during an unofficial visit. He became the second offensive line commitment and the ninth verbal commitment overall in the class of 2014 for the Longhorns.
In town for Saturday night's spring game, Cuney had a feeling this was the time to end the process.
“I thought about it earlier this week and I decided that if it felt right I'd commit,” Cuney said. “I've been waiting for when it felt right and today it felt right.
“It feels good to have it over with,” Cuney said. “It's a relief.”
For Cuney, his commitment to Texas fulfills a lifelong dream.
“I've liked Texas ever since I can remember,” Cuney said. “They've always been a dominant team and done well in their conference. Now I can go help Texas get another national championship.”
Cuney joins Fort Worth All Saints Top247 offensive lineman Demetrius Knox in the Texas class. Cuney said Stacy Searels didn't say a whole lot on Saturday other than that he wants Cuney to be one of the guys who sets the tone for the line going forward.
“He wants a physical group that plays nasty,” Cuney said. “After talking with him as much as I have, and now that I'm committed and seeing what's here, we should have the kind of offensive line that can take us to a championship.”
When he's in the house for the spring game he'll be joined by several recruits with offers who have yet to make a decision. Recruiting for the Longhorns is something Cuney is ready to do.
“I'm going to do as much as I need to do to get them to join us,” Cuney said. “I want as many good players on my team as possible.”
Cuney comes a Jasper program that has two players currently in the NFL – Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Red Bryant and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Cuney feels like the program he's in and his roots will be an asset for the Texas program.
“Growing up here you love the game, and if you play at Jasper you have a real passion for the game,” Cuney said. “I think I can help Texas because I've learned that when I'm on the field I've got to give it everything I've got.”
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