Decision time has come for Keller (Texas) brothers Sione and Tristan Teuhema, as Thursday has been the planned date for some now after being confirmed to SB Nation Recruiting by Sione in early May at the Texas UIL state track meet.
It will be announced following Keller's spring game, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Sione, a 2014 defensive end, and Tristan, a 2015 offensive lineman, plan to attend the same college, limiting their choices to those schools that have extended offers to both prospects -- Texas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Washington State.
Texas A&M has offered Tristan, but has only extended a grayshirt offer to his older brother, which has likely eliminated the Aggies from contention. They have chosen to target other defensive ends and are in a strong position to land commitments and eventual signatures from several.
That decision by the A&M staff is part of the reason why the Texas Longhorns are the overwhelming favorite, as every prediction in the 247Sports Crystal Ball has the two brothers choosing the 'Horns after Sione declared the 'Horns the leader on May 13.
A Sophomore Day visit back in late March may have made the difference, as Tristan relayed to 247Sports following the trip to Austin:
The whole time we were there [Sione] was saying we should go here. He just kept saying that we should go to Texas. He's basically choosing my college for me, and we both really like Texas.
The massive 6'5, 340-pound mauler was also wearing a Mack Brown-Texas Football T-shirt in early May at the state track meet.
He's the more talented prospect, as he has remarkable mobility for a lineman of his size and carries his weight extremely well -- he looks like more a 300-pounder than a 340-pounder and packs one of the best punches of any lineman in Texas over the last several classes. An early five-star prospect by 247Sports, Tristan is ranked as the top player in Texas and the No. 11 player nationally by the same service.
His older brother is no slouch, either. A high three-star prospect by 247Sports, the 6'3, 211-pound Sione has some physical development left to compete at the college level, but his first step off the ball and overall quickness make him a strong edge-rushing candidate, while he's already a strong run defender for his size.
Considering the significant upside of both, and phenomenal upside of Tristan, as confirmed by the early rankings, it would be a major coup for Mack Brown and company to land the brothers on Thursday. It's surprising that more schools didn't put themselves into serious contention by offering both.
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