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Five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson from Mesquite (Texas) Poteet committed to the University of Texas on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker chose Texas over Texas A&M and UCLA.

By SI Wire
December 19, 2014

Five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson from Mesquite, Texas committed to the University of Texas on Friday.

Jefferson is the No. 1 ranked linebacker and No. 22 recruit in the country, according to Rivals. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker chose Texas over Texas A&M and UCLA.

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Four-star wide receiver DeAndre McNeal, Jefferson's high school teammate, also committed to Texas on Friday.

The pair of commitments are the latest in Texas' 22-recruit class of 2015, which is ranked No. 14 in the nation by Rivals.

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The Longhorns finished the regular season 6-6 in their first season under head coach Charlie Strong. They will play Arkansas (6-6) in the Texas Bowl in Houston on Dec. 29.

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