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Recruiting: Myslinski commits to the Longhorns

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Sunshine or snow? Big 12 or Big Ten?

When it came down to Austin, TX or East Lansing, MI, Michael Myslinski picked the Longhorns over Michigan State Thursday morning, joining Texas’ 2021 class.

The 6-foot-2, 285-pound feisty three-star center from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, FL held 26 offers, including Michigan State, Florida State, Oregon, Iowa, Missouri, and Maryland.

His father, Tom, is a former Tennessee OL and played nine seasons in the NFL. He is the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s known UT’s O-line coach, Herb Hand, for years.

Myslinski took a trip to UT’s campus last month, FaceTimed with coaches, and really enjoyed the visit despite the strict NCAA dead period rules.

“I absolutely love Texas,” he told Inside Texas last month. “It’s an awesome place to live and they support the football team. It’s amazing. I love Coach (Herb) Hand, Coach (Mike) Yurcich, and Coach (Tom) Herman, and the rest of the staff.”

He joins Katy Taylor’s Hayden Connor in the offensive line class of 2021. The film. Justin Wells

Excerpt from the Recruiting Notebook

How he fits at Texas: Myslinski checks in at about 6-foot-2, 285 pounds now, and excels at playing low and mean in the run game. He’s very quick off the ball, downhill but also laterally. He should be very precise with combo blocks on inside zone but also potentially in executing reach blocks on outside zone or pulling. Iowa would have made great use of his lateral quickness and Texas should do the same. UT’s keen interest in Myslinski seems almost like a chance for Herb Hand to make up for the fact that he couldn’t coach Parker Braun, very similar to Myslinki, out of high school into a center. He was only able to coach that low-set mauler for a single year and had to patch him into a totally new scheme at guard. – Ian Boyd

Myslinski is the sixteenth member of Texas’ 2021 recruiting class joining Gunnar Helm (Cherry Creek – CO), Jamier Johnson (John Muir – CA), Ishamel Ibraheem (Dallas Kimball), JD Coffey (Kennedale), Isaac Pearson (ProKick Australia), Casey Cain (Warren Easton – LA), Jonathon Brooks (Hallettsville), Morice Blackwell (Arlington Martin), Jordon Thomas (Port Arthur Memorial), Ja’Tavion Sanders (Denton Ryan), Derrick Harris Jr. (New Caney), Billy Bowman Jr. (Denton Ryan), Juan Davis (Everman), Hayden Conner (Katy Taylor), Jalen Milroe (Katy Tompkins).