OL Cuney is No. 9 for Longhorns for 2014

AUSTIN, Texas -- It was only a matter of time before 2014 center Terrell Cuney (Jasper, Texas/Jasper) became a Texas Longhorn.

That time came on Saturday.

Cuney, who had told HornsNation in the past that he wanted to visit a few schools before making his decision, decided the time was right to go ahead and pledge to the Longhorns.

In town for Texas’ spring game, Cuney let the coaches know in a visit in their office.

“It takes a lot of pressure off of me,” Cuney said. “I just felt like it was time, simple as that.”

Cuney chose the Longhorns over offers from TCU and Texas Tech but was receiving heavy interest from a host of schools, including Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, UCLA and Utah.

He joins Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints) as Texas’ offensive line commitments, and is the ninth overall commit in Texas' 2014 class.

“I went into their office and sat down with all the coaches,” he said. “It was just something I needed to do. I can’t wait.

“They were too happy. Everybody was just congratulating me. I told Coach [Mack] Brown, Coach [Stacy] Searels and Coach [Bo] Davis.”

The Longhorns loaded up on offensive linemen in 2013, adding one of the best units in the country. The Longhorns won't take many offensive linemen in their 2014 class. But a program can never have too many linemen, and the Longhorns got a good one on Saturday.

“They are getting somebody who is going to work, somebody who is going to do whatever it takes to make them better,” he said. “That’s all I can say.”

Cuney is the second player to commit to Texas in the last 24 hours. Bryce English, a 2015 defensive tackle from DeSoto, Texas, committed on Friday.

The Longhorns have also offered several 2015 recruits in the past few days as they try and keep momentum on their side on the recruiting trail.