Texas Longhorns Get Another Major Quarterback Commitment

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Over the past couple of years, the Texas Longhorns have had a ton of success attracting quarterback talent to their program.

First, they convinced former top QB recruit Quinn Ewers to head from Columbus to Austin when he transferred from Ohio State.

Ewers had previously committed to Texas during his initial recruitment, but ended up decommitting and joining the Buckeyes instead.

Ewers is just a season into his time with the Longhorns, but Steve Sarkisian has already recruited his next top quarterback prospect.

This year, top QB recruit Arch Manning is joining the program and is expected to be a star once he takes over from Ewers some time in the future.

The program already has a 3-star quarterback committed for the class of 2024 and now they’ve already landed another potential future star before Arch Manning has even taken a snap.

Today, KJ Lacey announced on Twitter that he was committing to play football for the Texas Longhorns.

Lacey likely won’t be stuck behind Manning on the depth chart for long as he is a member of the Class of 2025, meaning Manning will be draft eligible after Lacey’s freshman season.

The Longhorns beat out quite a few other top programs to secure this commitment from Lacey. He had received offers from Alabama, Oklahoma Auburn, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.

The 4-star recruit is ranked as the 70th overall player and the 5th best quarterback in the Class of 2025.

The young QB will be joining a very crowded locker room for the Texas Longhorns when he finally does make his way to Austin.

Following big names like Ewers and Manning could put a lot of pressure on Lacey from the time he gets to campus, but this signing likely secures the position for the Longhorns for years to come.