"Coach Mack Brown called me into his office and told me he liked me as a player," said Jinkens, who chose the Longhorns over offers from Florida, Michigan, Kansas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. "He said I'd be an asset to their defense and then asked if I'd be a Longhorn.
"I told him, 'Yes, sir!'
"I'm excited and ready to be a Texas Longhorn. This is the place I need to be. It feels like home."
Jinkens joins his teammate, four-star wide receiver Thomas Johnson, who committed to Texas earlier this week.
"It will be good to be able to go through this thing with him," said Jinkens. "We'll be able to experience it together. Entering the weekend, I wasn't sure that I was going to commit, but all the coaches were cool, I liked the facilities and academics, and the atmosphere was great.
"We're on our way back to Dallas now. I spoke with Thomas a few minutes ago, and he asked me, 'Did you commit, bro?' I told him, 'Yeah, we're some Longhorns!"
Jinkens, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior, is a three-star outside linebacker. He also saw significant action at running back last year for Skyline, which finished the season with a 9-3 mark.
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