4-Star Small Forward Jaylon Tyson flips commitment to Texas, follows Chris Beard
Newly hired Texas men's basketball coach Chris Beard landed his first commitment with the Longhorns on Thursday afternoon. John Paull II High School (Plano, TX) 2021 small forward Jaylon Tyson was committed to Beard at Texas Tech, and decided to follow Beard in his same role at the University of Texas.
Tyson, a 6-6, 185 lb. four-star prospect, announced his decision via his Twitter account which included the following statement:
"I want to thank Texas Tech University and everyone in association with the men's basketball program for your support. It has always been my dream to play for Coach Beard. When I started getting recruited by high major schools, Coach saw something that I did not see in myself. With that being said... Hook 'Em!"
Tyson signed his National Letter of Intent with Beard and Texas Tech last November, but requested his release from the Red Raiders on Thursday before announcing his commitment to the Longhorns. Tyson was the lone Red Raider commit in the 2021 class.
His commitment serves as the third in the 2021class as he joins combo-guard Emarion Ellis (Assumption HS - Davenport, IA) and power forward Keeyan Itejere (Grace Christian High School - Raleigh, NC).
Sam Ehlinger's "Road to Rated Rookie" Episode 1
Former Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has released the first of three videos as part of Panini America's "Road to Rated Rookie" docuseries. The docuseries is meant to follow Ehlinger and three other NFL Draft prospects as they prepare to fulfill their dreams of playing football at the highest level.
These short videos will appear on each of the prospects' personal social media accounts and will be released leading into the upcoming 2021 football season.
Ehlinger's first episode can be found below:
The 2021 NFL Draft Begins on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 PM.
Wednesday Night on the Diamond: #4 Longhorns 9, Lumberjacks 1
Ivan Melendez continued his hot streak with a 2-3 performance at the plate, including a home run - his third in three straight games to propel the #4 Longhorns to a 9-1 win over Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday night.
The Longhorns scored a pair of runs in each of the first two innings to take a 4-0 lead into the fourth-inning. Texas made good of a solo home run from Zach Zubia and a three-run shot from Melendez in the fourth to vault the Longhorns to an 8-0 lead.
Stephen F. Austin scored their lone run in the eighth on Cal Martin's single which scored Cameron Crawford.
Texas added an insurance run in the bottom of the frame on a solo home run by DJ Petrinski to make the score 9-1.
LHP Pete Hansen picked up the win in six innings pitched, giving up no runs on two hits and striking out three.
Jared Southard and Coy Cobb pitched the seventh and eight innings, respectively, before Sam Walbridge closed things out in the 9th.
Texas will open a 3-game homestand with Kansas State on Friday at 6:30 pm.
2022 Texas Football Recruiting Class