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Dorian Leonard Commits to Texas: Longhorns Beat Oklahoma for 2014 WR

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports
Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIJune 13, 2013

Dorian Leonard, 3-star wide receiver from Longview, Texas, has chosen to commit to the University of Texas, picking the Longhorns over Oklahoma in the process.

That's always good news for Texas fans. Don't be naive enough to think the Red River Rivalry doesn't overflow into recruiting.

It does.

Max Olson of ESPN.com reported the commitment via Twitter:

Olson goes on to explain one of the reasons why Leonard picked Texas over Oklahoma, per Twitter:

Texas Tech was another school that did not make the cut for Leonard, which is worth noting because he just attended camp there, per his 247Sports timeline.

Six of six experts in the 247Sports Crystal Ball predicted that Leonard would commit to Oklahoma, but those predictions turned out to be wrong, for now. 

If there's a program out there that understands the fragile nature of commitments, it would be Texas, so holding on to Leonard's commitment will be just as important as receiving it for Mack Brown and his staff.

Leonard has tremendous height at 6'4'' and great size at 200 pounds. He runs a 4.6 40, according to Rivals, so purely just by looking at his intangibles, he has great potential as a receiver.

On tape (Hudl), he has just as much potential. He has great length and extends his hands to make the catch, displaying soft hands and concentration. He can make defenders miss after the catch and he's a strong runner with long strides.

Leonard will be a deep vertical threat because of his size and speed, but he also runs crisp shorter routes, so he'll be a possession receiver as well.

The potential to be great is there, so he's a good commitment for Texas to land.

Note: All scouting and analysis of Leonard done by writer, via tape study of film provided on his 247Sports profile page.

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