Flip watch: Auburn TE target decommits from Texas Longhorns
If you follow college football recruiting, you know that many high school football players use the term “commitment” loosely.
On Friday, Humble, Texas, tight end Landen King backed off his pledge to Tom Herman’s Texas Longhorns.
“I would like to thank Coach Herman and the Texas staff for giving me an amazing opportunity, but I would like to say that I will be de-committing from the University of Texas,” King tweeted.
The commitment lasted less than a month, as King had originally pledged to UT on April 26. He is rated 3-stars, the No. 23 tight end and No. 531 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2021 on the 247Sports Composite.
King appears to be on flip watch as the two most recent Crystal Balls on 247Sports for the Atascocita standout have him signing with Auburn. Mike Roach of Horns247 is listed as 247Sports’ lead expert on King and rates his Crystal Ball to Auburn 8-out-of-10 confidence. Horns247 contributor Nick Harris also submitted a Crystal Ball for AU, rating his a 7. Both were submitted on Friday ahead of the decommitment tweet. Gus Malzahn’s staff extended a scholarship offer to King on April 3.
While 247Sports rates King as a tight end, the 6-5, 210-pounder has previously referred to himself as a WR/TE. King was named all-district first-team last season as an H-back, logging 53 receptions for 853 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Check out his highlights from that junior season via Hudl: