Recruiting: Another TE In The Longhorn Fold

Springdale, Ark. TE Zach Pianalto's commitment to The University of Texas came literally from out of nowhere. His only offer before that of the Horns was from Tulsa. Until he sent in his highlight tape to Texas, that is.

"I sent the highlight tape to coach Chambers the TE coach and he responded and wanted me to come down to their Junior Day, and since it was our spring break I decided to go," the 6-4, 210-pound Pianalto told Inside Texas of his decision to visit Austin earlier this week.

Once he made it in to Austin, he had a chance to talk to the UT coaches and visit the academic advisors before going to watch one of the Horns' spring practices. "After the practice I met with Mack Brown and his wife and some of the coaches and they offered me, but they wanted me to commit by Friday, because of the Arkansas ties," he said. "I went home and talked about it with my family and I decided to commit today."

Pianalto commented on the type of tight end he is: "You could say I'm more of a receiving TE, because we run four wide receiver sets, I was one of the wide receivers and I started last year along side Ben Cleveland (Arkansas signee), the other TE," he explained. "I think I'm good at blocking as well, though, but I didn't get that many chances to show off my blocking skills."

"UT is a great school. You can't go wrong," the Horns' 14th commitment for Signing Day '07 said about his future program. And to all Longhorn fans he said, "I'm glad to be a Longhorn."

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