Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian defensive lineman Chase Pittman said he has decided to "play for the best team in America."
That team is the Texas Longhorns.
Pittman, who is ranked as the No. 10 defensive tackle by Rivals100 and a four-star selection, confirmed what had been widely rumored for more than a week by announcing his decision earlier this morning in front of a packed congregation at ECA.
He said he has decided to play football at Texas, where he'll carry on the legacy built by his brother Cole, who died tragically in a car accident earlier this year.
"Coach Brown is what I think is also the best coach in America," Pittman said. "I already am convinced that Texas is the best team and school around. I'm just so proud that I'm going to get the opportunity to play at Texas and help carry on what my brother started."
Pittman picked Texas over LSU and Oklahoma. He visited Texas last weekend for the North Carolina game. Before the game, Texas honored Cole's memory with a pre-game ceremony.
"It's always felt like family," Pittman said. "Even before what happened with Cole. But now it's my home away from home."