The recruitment of 2015 Lufkin (Texas) athlete Keke Coutee is once again open after the 5'10, 185-pounder decommitted from the Texas Longhorns on Monday, according to 247Sports, but Coutee will still consider the Longhorns.
A consensus four-star prospect, Coutee is the No. 37 athlete nationally and the No. 42 player in Texas according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He committed to the Longhorns in June of 2013 over offers from Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
The two-way standout for Lufkin was expected to play cornerback for Texas after amassing nearly 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns at wide receiver during his junior season.
Coutee is 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 on 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 at a Texas mini camp last summer.
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.
The loss of Coutee is the first decommitment for Texas in the 2015 class. Last week, defensive tackles Trey Lealaimatafao, Coutrney Garnett, and Zaycoven Henderson all ended their commitments to the Longhorns within hours of each other, leaving Texas without a single defensive tackle pledge in the 2014 class.
Even without Coutee, the Longhorns still have eight commitments in the 2015 class, which ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 1 nationally by the 247Sports Composite rankings.