Ross Apo sleeps on it and calls up the Horns

One of the top Longhorn targets over the weekend was clearly Ross Apo of The Oakridge School in Arlington, TX. The 6-3.5, 199-pound prospect made the trip to Austin with his mother and father on Friday and spent two full days in Austin getting the royal treatment. On Sunday, after consulting with his family and sleeping on his decision, Apo decided to make the call to Coach Brown and commit.

The Texas Longhorns just landed commitment #18 from Ross Apo of Arlington, Texas' The Oakridge School.

"Texas is the place I want to be," Apo told Burnt Orange Beat today. "Coach Chambers and Coach Kennedy are my two favorite coaches and they made me feel very special while I was there," Apo added.

After spending two great days in Austin, Apo and his family left uncommitted but it didn't take long for Apo to decide his heart was in Austin.

"The school has a great family atmosphere. Everyone was fun to hang out with. My mom loved spending time with all of the coaches' wives. Before the trip, my dad wasn't a big fan of Texas, but he had a great time too," Apo said today of his decision.

The big bodied receiver is going to be used on the outside by the Longhorns.

"They are going to play me at the X position – the same spot as Limus Sweed," Apo said.

Apo has been on the radar for a handful of college programs since his sophomore season in which he hauled in 27 passes for over 300 yards for Euless Trinity in just three games. Apo broke his wrist and missed the remainder of the season. As a junior, after transferring to The Oakridge School, Apo caught 37 passes for 764 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Apo is very close friends with Eryon Barnett, a 2009 signee for the Longhorns, from Euless Trinity.

"We basically grew up together," Apo said of Barnett. Now, they will have the chance to face one another every day in practice as Longhorns.

Ross Apo is the 18th Texas commitment for the 2010 class, and the second wide receiver of the weekend. Apo chose the Longhorns over offers from Missouri, Nebraska, BYU, Tulsa, and Oklahoma State.


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