Horns Land Commitment No. 11

Southlake Carroll OL general <B>Scott Dukatnik </b>told IT today that the Horns have added another bluechipper to their growing commitment list. The latest? Carroll OL standout <B>Adam Ulatoski</b>.

"I'll go ahead and say it," Dukatnik told IT. "Adam went to Austin to commit to Texas today. He went down there this morning and will head back tonight."

As why Ulatoski elected to pick Texas over his other suitors, particularly OU and LSU who also offered, Dukatnik said, "I think a lot of it had to do with academics and UT's Business School. They have an excellent Business School and that was important to Adam."

Coach Tolle deserves some of the kudos too, as Dukatnik said he was the primary coach from Texas recruiting Ulatoski.

Kid has an impressive frame, feet and is schooled in pass blocking as well as zone blocking. Texas landed itself another desperately needed tackle and grabbed a kid who fits the Longhorn scheme.

"I'm almost positive he'll play tackle for Texas, but I don't know for sure," Dukatnik told IT.

Some Texas kids grow up an Orangeblood, but Ulatoski is originally from Illinois. Despite that, he'll continue playing football in the Lone Star State, which solidifies Ulatoski's Texan credentials.

According to Dukatnik, the 6-5.5, 278-pound tackle wanted to wrap up the recruiting process so he could focus on spring ball and his senior season without any distractions.

"Oh yeah," said Dukatnik when asked if Ulatoski just wanted to get it out of the way. "It was a big deal to him. He wanted to get everything taken care of before spring ball so he could concentrate on taking care of the (Southlake Carroll) Dragons."

Ulatoski, UT's 11 "early" commitment, currently sits at No. 31 on IT's top 100 and is a HUGE pickup for the Horns. He's the second O-lineman to pledge to Texas for the Signing Day '04 class, joining first commit Greg Dolan, a RT from Round Rock Westwood.

For more on Ulatoski, see last week's Inside Scoop.

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