Posted by Bryan Fischer
After a disappointing 2010 season, Texas fans had hoped to get a glimpse of the future of their program on Sunday afternoon and they ended up getting more than a look at next year's team. In addition to seeing 2011's best and brightest compete at the annual Spring Game, the Longhorns also picked up two big commitments from Brenham (Texas) linebacker Tim Cole and defensive tackle Malcom Brown.
"They did commit. It felt like the right fit for them," Brenham head coach Glenn West told Orangebloods.com. "They visited several schools, visited numerous schools numerous times. They decided this was the right decision for them. They did not rush into anything."
Both Cole and Brown had been strongly considering both Texas and Texas A&M but in the end went with their hearts and selected the Longhorns.
"It was kind of a roller coaster for them at times. Different schools were their favorites at different times," West said. "But I think in general, it was simply that they both felt that it was the school that they wanted to go to."
The 6-foot-2, 210 pound Cole was one of the best linebackers in the state last year, racking up 63 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior. The 6-foot-2, 280 pound Brown was just as disruptive to opposing offenses with 72 tackles and four sacks.
Brown is also member of Tom Lemming's Top 100 players for the class of 2012. With the pair's commitment, the Longhorns now have 15 players in the upcoming recruiting class.