Texas did not sign a tight end in the 2012 class and was in dire need of getting one in 2013. The Longhorns got their man with the commitment of Belton's Durham Smythe.
Texas has 14 commitments for the 2013 class. Here are a few targets to keep an eye on this football season.
So their resumes are slightly different, but Texas TE commit Geoff Swaim has followed a similar under-the-radar path as NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Geoff Swaim, a tight end from Butte (Calif.) College, has committed to Texas. He is the Longhorns' 15th commitment in the 2013 class.
Converted from wide receiver, Vincent Hobbs is still learning to be a tight end. He might just continue that education as a Longhorn.
Recruiting updates from Longhorn targets and 2013 prospects
Though tempted by Bryan Harsin's Texas offense, tight end prospect Griffin Gilbert sticking with TCU commitment.