Daingerfield coach Barry Bowman said standout linebacker Steve Edmond called Texas coaches Tuesday morning to make a solid verbal commit.
A 6-3, 225-pound outside linebacker, Edmond was the District 17-2A Player of the Year and the East Texas Defensive Player of the Year for smoaky.com. He's led Daingerfield to consecutive Class 2A state titles. He had 183 tackles _ 35 for losses _ five interceptions and seven fumbles caused last season.
The first day to sign a letter of intent for 2011 is Feb. 2. Edmond is Texas' 14th commitment.
Edmond received his Texas offer on the Feb. 13 Junior Day and visited Oklahoma this past weekend. Edmond strongly indicated he's was leaning toward Texas over Arkansas as a final two choices, but didn't give Texas coaches the word until Tuesday.
and said "I'm ready to be a Longhorn, but I gotta finish being a Tiger first," Bowman said.
TEXAS 2011 COMMITS
David Ash QB 6-4 195 Belton
Joe Bergeron RB 6-0 235 North Mesquite
Josh Cochran OL 6-6 270 -Hallsville
Taylor Doyle OL 6-5 270 Lake Travis
Steve Edmond LB 6-3 225 Daingerfield
Sheroid Evans DB 6-1 185 Houston Dulles
Marcus Hutchins OL 6-2 254 DeSoto
Desmond Jackson DT 6-1 278 Westfield
M.J. McFarland TE 6-4 236 EP El Dorado
Chet Moss LB 6-1 219 Cedar Park
Miles Onyegbule WR 6-4 200 Arlington
Leroy Scott DB 5-10 190 South Houston
Jaxon Shipley WR 6-0 170 Brownwood
Mykkele Thompson ATH 6-0 168 SA Stevens