The highly recruited tight end from Belton High School committed to the Longhorns a day earlier than expected. With teams and fans on the edge of their seats eagerly awaiting Smythe’s decision on Friday, the surprise came roughly 12 hours early. Both Stanford and Texas liked their chances but it was the University of Texas that Smythe felt was the best option for him. In addition to Stanford and Texas the list of schools that offered Smythe a scholarship included Florida, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska and just about every Division 1 FBS football program in Texas. Smythe is 6’6” and 230 lbs., has nice speed, great hands and is an excellent blocker. In fact, he almost looks too graceful when running his routes and grabbing balls.
William Wilkerson and HornsNation broke the story on Durham Smythe’s commitment, which is #13 for Mack Brown and the Longhorns.
Texas will most likely recruit another tight end in the ’13 class and a name that’s getting more and more attention is Mansfield tight end Trent Gow. This recruiting class is growing stronger with each commit and Mack and staff have to be very pleased thus far.