Texas Lands Another Commitment

Orangebloods are probably familiar with Lakeview Centennial high school especially considering the fact that legacy lineman <b>Cedric Dockery</b> hails from there and is heading to the Forty Acres this August. Well, the Horns have now added Centennial LB/RB <b>Brandon Duncan</b> to the 2005 recruiting class...

Brandon was not in when we called, but we did speak with his mother Annettra Duncan-Hutchins, who also made the trip with her son to Austin this past Sunday for the June 13th Texas mini-camp.

With only so many prospects receiving a 'ship from the University of Texas in what is shaping up to be a very small recruiting class (Horns are expected to take a total of 14-16 athletes), Mrs. Duncan-Hutchins was very excited to see her son land a scholarship offer as well as supporting his decision to pull the commitment trigger today.

"We love the school," she said. "And we're very impressed with the school football-wise as well as academically. We were very excited that the Texas coaches were just as interested in us."

Best part of the visit for Duncan's mother was none other than meeting head football coach Mack Brown...

"The thing I liked most about the trip was sittin' down with Mack Brown," Mrs. Duncan-Hutchins said. "It was just a real comfortable and secure feeling you get when talking to him. There's just a family feel there -- that makes you feel good knowing that that is the place you're sending your son to."

Duncan is expected to see action both on offense (as a running back, possibly tight end) and defensively (as a linebacker, possibly defensive end) in his senior season for Lakeview Centennial, but was recruited by UT to be a linebacker.

The linebacking corps (as a whole) has not been much of a strength during Brown's tenure at the University of Texas. This latest commitment, along with the prior linebacker commitments from Texarkana Texas' Christopher Brown (who could also play DE) and Chris Collins has made it a position of strength (at least on paper) as the Horns look to bolster their overall defense.

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