2015 ATH Keke Coutee commits to the Texas Longhorns

Erich Schlegel

The 'Horns led with the Lufkin athlete since offering in May.

The Texas Longhorns picked up another commitment in the 2015 class with the Sunday pledge of Lufkin (Texas) athlete Keke Coutee during a summer mini-camp, as reported by multiple sites.

Now the fifth commitment in the 2015 class for the Longhorns, Coutee is a 5'10, 185-pounder who plays wide receiver and defensive back for his high school. Ranked as the no. 42 prospect in Texas in the debut edition of the 2015 LSR, that positioning would put Coutee in the low four-star, high three-star range. He also held offers from Oklahoma and Texas Tech, but the Longhorns were his favorite since he received his offer in early May.

Coutee's size will probably keep him about in that range as a prospect, but he's a dynamic and explosive athlete on film and was highly productive as a sophomore, amassing 772 receiving yards and six touchdowns on offense, while adding an interception of defense. It's not completely out of the question that he ends up on offense in college, but the Longhorns told him at the time of his offer ($) that it was as a cornerback, though he worked out at wide receiver on Sunday.

It is, however, difficult to evaluate Coutee as a cornerback because his highlights are mostly at wide receiver, where he can extend outside the framework of his body to make catches and has strong lateral quickness that should play well at cornerback if that is his eventual destination.

In any case, Coutee has the skills to play wide receiver in college and projects favorably to cornerback, a position where Texas defensive back coach Duane Akina has an extensive history of turning high school athletes into top-flight collegiate cornerbacks.

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