KELLER, Texas – The Texas Longhorns officially have a double dose of recruiting momentum.
Sione Teuhema becomes the 13th verbal commitment for the Longhorns in the class of 2014.
What's been speculated for weeks and suggested in recent days came to fruition Thursday night. The Longhorns landed a pair of outstanding prospects from Keller High – 2014 three-star defensive end Sione Teuhema and his brother, 2015 five-star offensive lineman Maea Teuhema.
The brothers made their college decision known following Keller's spring game Thursday night. They called Mack Brown earlier in the day to commit to the Longhorns' head coach.
“[The coaches] were so excited,” Maea said. “We called Coach Brown in the middle of an awards ceremony. He said he was really excited and then he forgot about the ceremony because he was on the phone with us.”
Things have been trending Texas' way for a while, and Thursday both made their commitments official.
“I got tired of people asking me what school I'm going to every day,” Sione said. “That's one of my favorite things is to have it over.”
“I'll tell jokes like, 'I'm going to Tulsa,'” Maea said. “I just started messing with people.”
Both brothers picked Texas over the same pool of schools for the most part. LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, TCU and Washington State offered both prospects.
Texas A&M offered Maea a full scholarship while extending Sione a grayshirt offer. Alabama and Oregon were among the schools who expressed a tremendous amount of interest in both prospects.
Maea Teuhema is the state's No. 1-ranked prospect in the class of 2015.
While there were plenty of schools in the mix, the brothers made the decision to commit to Texas two weeks ago.
“I walked in the room and told him we should go to Texas," Maea said.
“I was on the bed playing guitar and he walked and said, 'Hey, I think we should be Longhorns,'” Sione said. “I said, 'Yeah. That sounds good.'”
Sione Teuhema, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound hybrid defensive end, gives the Longhorns two in the fold for the class of 2014. San Antonio Brennan Top247 defensive end Derick Roberson is already on board while the staff is pursuing several other targets, including 247Composite five-star Solomon Thomas of Coppell.
In landing Maea Teuhema the Longhorns landed the No. 1 prospect in the state of Texas for the class of 2015. The 6-foot-4, 346-pound lineman gives the Longhorns two line prospects already in tow for the next recruiting cycle.
Texas received a verbal commitment from Sherman's Aaron Garza on March 23 at the Longhorns' first ever sophomore day, the same day Sione and Maea were offered in-person by the Texas staff.