Johnathan Gray (Aledo, Texas/Aledo), one of the best running backs in the 2012 class, committed to Texas over Texas A&M and TCU on Friday morning.
"The thing he kept saying over and over is it was a family atmosphere that reminded him of Aledo," said Aledo coach Tim Buchanan. "The big deal was Mack [Brown] and Major [Applewhite] stayed. That sealed the deal for Johnathan. He and Major have a great relationship."
It should be somewhat of a smooth transition for the Under Armour All-American, at least in terms of learning the Longhorns' offense. There will be a lot of familiarity there according to Buchanan.
"We went down to Austin last week," Buchanan said. "In fact, I took my whole entire offensive staff and discovered we are very similar. They do a lot of stuff that we do. He has a chance to be really special for Texas."