AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas offensive line coach Stacy Searels, the Odd Job of assistants, went all day without throwing his ball cap through the air of the practice field during Texas’ summer camp.
But that didn’t stop 2015 recruit Connor Lanfear (Buda, Texas/Hays) from taking his cap and throwing it right into the Texas ring. The offensive lineman became the third Longhorns commit on what was an active day for 2015 recruits.
"It’s a dream come true and I just feel so incredibly blessed," said the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Lanfear.
Probably for Texas as well which, under Searels, has continued its impressive run of commitments along the line. That run includes three ESPN 150 members, another with 50 offers and a juco star who should start for Texas this fall.
The Longhorns already have the No. 2 center in the country, Terrell Cuney (Jasper, Texas/Jasper), committed for 2014 and now have a trio of quarterback protectors in 2015.
For Lanfear, who received his first letter 10 months ago from Oklahoma State and was receiving interest from Oregon, TCU and had camped at Texas A&M, the commitment came down to the school and Searels.
"I can’t think of any other better coaching that I’ve received," he said.
Lanfear also understands that his commitment is the start, not the end, as it pertains to become a better player.
"There is a lot of talent out there and no matter how good you are there is always gong to be someone out there that can challenge you and compete with you and beat you so you have to keep working to get better yourself," he said.
Now Lanfear has aligned himself with what is shaping up to be one of the better offensive line classes in 2015.