In a 2014 in-state class that is light on elite linemen, it was always important for Texas to grab its top targets. And of course, it always helps when one of those targets — in this case Jasper center Terrell Cuney — grows up a Longhorn fan.
"I grew up loving Texas," Cuney said. "I used to play with them a lot in the NCAA [video] games. My whole family likes the Longhorns."
Scout.com's No. 12 center has outstanding quickness to go with a 6-foot-3, 260-pound frame that could easily hold more weight. He reaches his angle blocks exceptionally well and does a nice job of getting to, and finishing, blocks on the second level.
While Cuney had Texas No. 1 for awhile, the Longhorns might have sealed things up with his Junior Day visit in late February.
"I pretty much expected everything to be off the charts, and it was," Cuney said after his Junior Day visit.
Looking longer term, it would appear that somebody like Harker Heights's Darius James is destined for a slight shift over to guard, with both a 2013 prospect — Jake Raulerson — and now Cuney set to play their careers in the middle of the line.