Tom Herman and staff have been hitting the recruiting trails hard during the first few weeks on the job in Austin.
The Longhorns dropped in on 3-star athlete Bryson Smith, who has a prior relationship with Herman and his current Texas staff members.
A Houston verbal pledge, Texas extended an offer to Smith Tuesday.
Smith has played quarterback for John Tyler High School, however, HornsDigest.com has learned the Longhorns offered Smith as a wide receiver.
Scout.com Analysis: Bryson Smith
Bryson Smith is the type of "athlete" prospect who could potentially play about five different positions at the college level. Smith started out as a receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback for his final two years of high school football. Smith is an explosive athlete who possesses both close-quarters elusiveness and top-end long speed. Great initial burst. Vertical leap measured as high as 39 inches and laser-timed on multiple occasions in the 4.52 to 4.59 range in the 40. Smith is quick and light on his feet, which enables him to dance around defenders and hurt defenses with multiple cutbacks on the same play. As a QB, Smith is a fairly accurate passer, especially on the deep ball, where he shows adequate arm strength and the ability to drop the ball right on top of receivers. Lacks ideal size and is still developing mechanically, but showed improved short-to-intermediate accuracy and a more consistent release point as a senior. Regardless of where he lines up on the field, Smith is an instinctive player with great quick-twitch athleticism and the knack for making the big play. - Gabe Brooks