Texas Football Recruiting: Walker Little Commits to Stanford

BY Fansided and Rob Wolkenbrod/FanSided via Hook'em Headlines • December 16, 2016

Top offensive lineman recruit Walker Little will not be going to Texas for the next four years.

On Friday afternoon, one of the biggest remaining prospects, 5-star offensive tackle Walker Little would make an announcement on which school he would commit to. It seemed to be between going to Palo Alto, CA to join Stanford or heading to Austin, TX to join the University of Texas. Little had been considered the No. 1 prospect from Texas for 2017.

Well, the decision would be made in a ceremony at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, TX. After Little gave a speech and had a video montage of him played, he announced his intention of going to Stanford over Texas. A video of the announcement from Friday, via Taylor Estes of Scout, can be seen below:

Wescott Eberts of SB Nation had speculated that Stanford would be the choice beforehand.

Little had been rated as the No. 4 offensive tackle on 247Sports.com. He’s rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 18 player in the nation for the 2017 class. The Bellaire native also stands at 6-foot-8, 305 pounds.

By losing out on Little, Texas will still have eight hard commitments for 2017. This includes four-star prospects Lagaryonn Carson, Sam Ehlinger, Damion Miller, Taquon Graham, and Montrell Estell. Tom Herman and Co. most recently added JUCO kicker Joshua Rowland on Wednesday.

Now, Texas will wait on other recruits like running back Eno Benjamin, who recently noted to 247Sports.com that he’s considering Texas. The site notes that Benjamin is currently weighing an offer from the school. Outside of this, there is defensive end prospect K’Lavon Chaisson, who also has the Longhorns under consideration.

Walker Little not going to Texas may disappoint many, but there are still plenty of potential hopefuls to come to Austin for next season. Who could that be?

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