The 2021 Texas football recruiting class got a nice boost on July 27 by landing a commitment from 3-Star Cherry Creek TE Gunnar Helm.
A much needed boost for the 2021 Texas football recruiting class arrived at a position of need on July 27. To hopefully spark a wave of momentum on the recruiting trail to cap the offseason, the Longhorns landed a commitment from three-star Cherry Creek 6-foot-5 and 225 pound tight end Gunnar Helm. As the first commitment the Longhorns landed after a brief stretch of disappointing results on the recruiting trail, landing Helm brings some hope and confidence back for the 2021 class.
Texas did not do very well in terms of retention at the tight end position in the 2021 class prior to landing Helm. In the last six months alone, they lost commitments from three-star tight ends Landen King (flipped to the Auburn Tigers) and Lake McRee (flipped to the USC Trojans). Getting a tight end to stay in the class through the Early Signing Period would be massive.
Prior to announcing his commitment to Texas, Helm held offers from just under 30 schools. The highlighting schools that he picked Texas over included the Alabama Crimson Tide, Wisconsin Badgers, Georgia Bulldogs, Iowa Hawkeyes, Auburn, LSU Tigers, Michigan State Spartans, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Penn State Nittany Lions, TCU Horned Frogs, Tennessee Volunteers, and Washington Huskies.
He becomes the 15th commit in the Longhorns 2021 class. According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2021 Texas recruiting class holds steady at No. 12 in the nation and separates themselves a big in the top spot in the Big 12 ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners.
Here’s a look into the impact that Helm will bring for Texas as he commits to the 2021 class on July 27.