2017 National Signing Day Spotlight: Texas Longhorns Sign OG Derek Kerstetter

Three-star OG Derek Kerstetter has made his commitment to Texas official.

San Antonio Reagan OG Derek Kerstetter has signed with Texas. The three-star prospect made his Texas Longhorns' pledge official when he faxed in his National Letter of Intent first-thing Wednesday morning.
Kerstetter committed to Texas prior to the New Year. He chose the Longhorns over dozens of offers, including Houston CougarsTexas Tech Red RaidersOklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas State Wildcats.

Inside the Numbers 

Class: 2017
Position: Offensive Guard
Star Rating: 3-Star
Height, Weight: 6-foot-5, 280-pounds
High School: San Antonio Reagan 
Position Rank: No. 37
Midland OG Rank: No. 7
Texas OG Rank: No. 7

Scout.com Analysis 

Derek Kerstetter is a big, physical high school offensive tackle who may project best in college to a guard position. His frame and playing experience could allow him to be position-versatile at the next level. Kerstetter thrives in the run game thanks to his ability to lock on defenders and finish blocks through the whistle. - Gabe Brooks, Scout.com Midland Recruiting Analyst.

Army Bowl Evaluation Notes

Derek Kerstetter came into the game fresh off of his commitment to Texas and showed the reasons as to why the staff there targeted him. He is a bit bigger than his listed height and weight in his Scout profile. He is a versatile prospect up front. He plays tackle in high school, but will likely end up at center or guard in college and has had success playing both in Army Bowl practices versus some great competition. He added a star already this week. - Greg Powers, Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst.
Strengths
Drive-blocking ability
Frame
Power/strength
Tenacity
Areas to Improve
Body control/balance
Feet
Pad level

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