It was a disappointing weekend for Texas as the Longhorns suffered their first loss of the season to West Virginia on Saturday. But the program moved on in a big way Monday as Livingston (Texas) athlete Chevoski Collins pulled the trigger and committed to Mack Brown and staff at a press conference at his high school.
"It's been a long journey going through everything. All the schools I've been to, I've seen a lot of things. I just felt like narrowing it down to my best fit, and I'm ready to spend the next four years of my life at Texas," Collins said.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder held offers and strongly considered Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M and Baylor among others. Collins will likely head to Austin as a cornerback, but he's a multipurpose threat in high school who can play a number of positions.
"When I went to UT, I felt like family. It's close to home, and my family can see me play," he added.
Collins becomes the 15th commitment for Texas' 2013 class, which is expected to be smaller than normal given the number of young players already on the roster. He is rated as MaxPreps' No. 9 athlete in the country as he makes his way through his senior season.