- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
Two-star outside linebacker Bryce Cottrell (Plano, Texas/Plano West) confirmed via text Wednesday afternoon he has received an scholarship offer from Texas.
Cottrell verbally committed to Oregon in October, but the offer from the Longhorns will give him something to think about as signing day is in seven days.
A 6-foot-3, 225-pound outside linebacker, Cottrell is ranked No. 115 in his position nationwide.
While he admitted he did receive an offer, he did not express his opinion on whether or not he was interested in making a switch to the Longhorns.
"I'm still committed to Oregon," he said.
Cottrell, who also can play defensive end, has additional offers from Baylor, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Purdue and several other schools.
He was named a first-team, all-district selection as a defensive end his senior season.
Cottrell finished the 2011 season with 83 tackles, five sacks and 14 quarterback hurries. As a junior, he recorded 80 tackles, seven sacks and an interception.