There are many factors that go into making a commitment to a football program. But sometimes, it comes down to just someone knowing your name.
And for North Shore offensive lineman Sedrick Flowers, there is more than one player at the University of Texas who knows his name. Three Mustang alumni, two of which Flowers played with, are Longhorn players and had a strong pull in Flowers saying yes earlier today with his commitment.
"It was a big factor knowing guys who I played with being already at Texas," Flowers said of former players Barrett Matthews and Trey Hopkins. "I know that these guys can show me the ropes and take me under their wing. That makes me even more comfortable in my decision."
But much more than childhood friendships and acquaintances played into Flowers making the call.
At the Longhorns' last junior day, the 6-foot-3, 279-pound Flowers was present and he took several mental notes.
"When I was down there, the coaches made me feel like I was already a part of the team," Flowers said. "That was big. The family atmosphere feeling was big also. Right away, it felt like a second home."
Flowers chose Texas over plenty of other powerhouse programs including: LSU, USC, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas Tech and Nebraska.
"I feel like this was the best decision for me. And I feel it was the right decision," Flowers said. "Now that I am committed to Texas, I don't want to or need to go anywhere else."
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