Austin High star QB Charles Wright spurns Cyclones for hometown Longhorns

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Austin High senior quarterback Charles Wright announced his intention to play high collegiate home games only 15-minute drive north of his high school on Saturday.

In a tweet, the 6-foo-1, 195-pound senior announced his plan to decommit from Iowa State and instead commit to Texas.

“It’s been a life long dream of mine to be a Longhorn and I’m extremely excited to start this new chapter in my life,” Wright wrote. “Longhorn nation, I can’t wait to get to work! #Hookem”


Wright added the Hook ‘Em emoji to the end of that tweet and also thanked both members of the Iowa State and Texas coaching staffs. Included in the tweet was a picture of Wright spinning a football with his right hand wearing a white No. 2 Texas uniform with DKR-Memorial Stadium in the background and his name along the top in white letting and the word “COMMITTED” around the bottom in burnt orange.

Wright threw for more than 2,510 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Maroons in 2019. He becomes the first quarterback from the Class of 2021 to commit to the Longhorns.

The quarterback position could be in transition on the 40 Acres after the 2020 season.

Should Texas senior Sam Ehlinger (Austin Westlake) decline the option to use the addition year of eligibility offered to fall sports athletes by the NCAA, the competion for the starting signal caller next fall will likely included Hudson Card (Austin Lake Travis), Ja’Quinden Jackson (Duncanville), Casey Thompson and Wright.

Texas also picked up a commitment from quarterback Quinn Ewers (Southlake Carroll), a highly-ranked prospect in the Class of 2022.

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