When Mack Brown had the Texas Longhorns rolling, one of the biggest reasons for their success was their stability at quarterback. They had three season with Vince Young at the helm and he led them to a National Championship in 2005. After he left for the NFL Draft, Colt McCoy stepped in and the team didn’t miss a beat, appearing in another title game in 2009.
Since then, the quarterbacks have just not produced. The Longhorns are hoping that changes under new head coach Charlie Strong. On Monday, he took a big step towards doing so, landing a commitment from 4-star quarterback Zach Gentry.
The 6’7, 230-pounder is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and attends Eldorado High School.
The commitment was first reported by Kyle Henderson of New Mexico Preps.
— Kyle Henderson (@nmpreps) May 12, 2014
Gentry is ranked as the country’s sixth-best pro style quarterback, the top overall prospect in the state of New Mexico and the 187th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Gentry also had offers from Alabama Crimson Tide, Oklahoma State Cowboys and Tennessee Volunteers, among others.