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Monday, July 29, 2013
No wavering for Texas 2015 commit

By Damon Sayles



ESPN Junior 300 receiver Keke Coutee (Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin) didn’t make the Texas Stampede over the weekend. His absence, however, has little to do with his interest in the Longhorns.

Ask Coutee about it and you'll understand that the speedy, 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete is quite solid with his commitment. Earlier this month, Coutee was caught on several occasions at the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships posing only as Longhorns past, present and future would -- proudly throwing up the “Hook ‘Em Horns”

“I’ve been getting a lot of attention from a lot of schools,” Coutee said, “but I’m committed to UT, and I’m staying with my decision.”

Coutee committed to the Longhorns on June 9 and is quick to silence those who assume he’s looking elsewhere. He’s primarily a big fan of the coaching staff and is well aware of the history and tradition of the program.

He showed his worth at the 7-on-7 event, but he made an initial impact to college scouts during his sophomore season. Coutee had 64 receptions for 864 yards and 10 touchdowns for Lufkin.

Coutee is now preparing for his junior year, getting better on offense as a receiver and on defense as a cornerback. With 4.47-second speed in the 40-yard dash, he is an all-purpose threat who can be dangerous on offense, defense and special teams -- great qualities that the Longhorns plan on utilizing.

“I’m very solid with my decision. I’m not going to back out,” Coutee said. “I’m going to hold it down until I graduate from there.”