4-Star WR target Teddy Knox picks Miss St over Texas football, Bama

What was a top remaining wide receiver target of the 2021 Texas football recruiting class just announced his commitment to Mississippi State.

A key spot for the 2021 Texas football recruiting class to really hit on is the wide receiver position. But Texas hasn’t found a whole lot of luck on the recruiting trail for the 2021 cycle to date at the wide receiver position. They also didn’t round out the 2020 recruiting cycle in great fashion at this position. Just ahead of the first day of the Early Signing Period last year, the Longhorns lost the commitment of four-star Temple wide receiver Quentin Johnston to the Big 12 foe TCU Horned Frogs.

Johnston was the highest rated wideout that was committed in the Longhorns 2020 class prior to the beginning of the Early Signing Period.

However, the only true wide receiver commit Texas holds in their 2021 class to date is three-star Warren Easton product Casey Cain.

And Texas lost out on another big-time wide receiver target for their 2021 class over the weekend. Four-star in-state product Teddy Knox wound up giving his commitment to recently hired head coach Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs, in an announcement on his Twitter timeline on June 27, over the likes of the Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, and Alabama Crimson Tide, among other schools.


This highly touted product of The Woodlands High School in Houston, TX, had offers from 20 schools prior to announcing his commitment to Mississippi State. And it’s not often that in-state programs like Texas and Texas A&M lose a prioritized blue chip prospect like Knox to a SEC program like Mississippi State.

Knox ranks as the nation’s No. 225 2021 high school prospect, No. 41 wide receiver, and No. 35 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite). Prior to the start of last weekend, he was one of the lone remaining uncommitted high school wide receiver targets of Texas that held an offer and had a reasonable chance of landing on the Forty Acres.

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According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2021 Texas recruiting class now ranks at No. 10 in the nation and holds steady in the top spot in the Big 12. Mississippi State slides up to No. 38 in the national class rankings and sits at No. 10 in the SEC.

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