Wednesday, December 12, 2012
TE Durham Smythe decommits from Texas
By Max Olson
Texas’ 2013 recruiting class has suffered another defection.
Tight end Durham Smythe is the Longhorns' fourth decommitment for the Class of 2013.
Four-star tight end Durham Smythe (Belton, Texas/Belton) decommitted from the Longhorns on Tuesday. The longtime Texas commit confirmed his decision in a text message to HornsNation.
"I have nothing but respect for the coaches, commits, players and program," Smythe said, "but I had to do what I thought was right for me personally."
Smythe had been committed to Texas since March 8. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end is ranked No. 7 at his position.
The timing of his decision is no coincidence. Smythe’s decision to back out of his pledge was based partially on co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin’s decision to leave Texas and become head coach at Arkansas State, the source said.