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The Opening 2013: Two Texas commits attending

After sending a large contingent to Oregon last season, the 'Horns don't have as many pledges making the trip this year.

Jerrod Heard at the Dallas Elite 11 camp
Jerrod Heard at the Dallas Elite 11 camp
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

In a year in which Big 12 schools are sending only four committed prospects to The Opening, the Texas Longhorns represent half that number a year after sending five prospects to commit at the prestigious Nike event.

QB Jerrod Heard, Denton (Texas) Guyer: The 6'2, 195-pound Heard is one of the highest-rated dual-threat quarterback recruits entering the event, carrying a consensus four-star tag. Heard rand for 2,138 yards with 35 TDs on the ground and added over 2,000 more yards through the air, earning District 5-4A MVP honors. Heard committed to the 'Horns over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, LSU, Nebraska, and Ohio State before earning his golden ticket after a strong performance at the Dallas Elite 11 event. Find him on Twitter @JHeard2, and his highlights here. His team is yet to be determined.

WR Lorenzo Joe, Abilene (Texas) Cooper: Joe was the Wide Receiver MVP at the Dallas NFTC and also shined on the football field as a junior when he earned All-District 2-5A honors after rushing for 879 yards and passing for another 1,988 while playing quarterback. Because of his athletic and pass-catching abilities, he's projected to be a receiver at Texas where he committed early over Texas Tech. It was a position he played as a sophomore when he had nearly 800 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. A consensus four-star prospect, the 247Sports composite rankings have him as the No. 188 prospect overall nationally and the No. 29 wide receiver. The 6'3, 195-pounder is on Twitter @LoJoe12 and will compete for team Vapor Carbon.