Tom Herman and offensive line coach/Co-OC Herb Hand continue to rebuild the o-line in Austin. As was first reported by Orangebloods’ Jason Suchomel, one of the top grad transfers on the market, Georgia Tech guard Parker Braun, has committed to the Longhorns.
Per a family member of his, graduate transfer OL Parker Braun has committed to Texas. Braun was a two-time all ACC selection at Georgia Tech.
— Jason Suchomel (@OB_JasonS) March 3, 2019
Braun was a two-time All-ACC selection during his three years at Georgia Tech and immediately became a coveted prospect nationally when he announced his intentions to leave Atlanta in late January. He is also a two-time member of the ACC academic honor roll.
Braun is a Florida native where his father is a high school coach and his brother is a four-star prospect in the Class of 2020. It was believed that Braun’s decision came down to Texas and the Florida Gators.
Braun leaves the program as the Paul Johnson program came to an end this past season with the Yellowjackets, so his pass protection skills are limited, since Johnson was famous for his triple-option offense. He will have a chance right away to replace Patrick Vahe and Elijah Rodriguez.
At 6’3”, 280, Braun has apparently discussed the idea of redshirtting to put on strength, but he will likely have limited competition for the starting job and being willing to hit the field in 2019 may be his best bet to get on the field ASAP.
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