Denton Guyer Beast Commits to Texas

Top defensive tackle Bible gives commitment to Brown, Longhorns

It's funny what getting the best of one of the top offensive line recruits in the country will do for you.

Just ask Denton Guyer defensive tackle Taylor Bible.

The 6 foot 3 inch, 287-pound junior went to junior day in Austin on Saturday and left a University of Texas commit, giving his verbal commitment to Texas head coach Mack Brown. The first day a Class of 2010 recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 3, 2010.

Bible's name began to be a big one in recruiting circles following Guyer's Class 4A Region I semifinal win over Wolfforth Frenship at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, when he often went man-to-man against Frenship's Mason Walters (a 2009 Texas signee), who was the No. 2 offensive line recruit in the country, according to recruiting Web Site

Just check the stats. (And see video).

Against Frenship, Bible had nine tackles, including an astronomic seven behind the line of scrimmage to go with a sack and three quarterback hurries. Bible's chaotic disruption helped spur a Guyer comeback from down 21-0 in the first quarter to win on the game's final play.

Bible is now on the Top 250 for the Class of 2010, which is the top 250 college prospects in the country, regardless of position.

In football speak, he finished the 2008 season with 88 tackles (42 behind the line), four sacks and 26 quarterback hurries.

In English, that translates to "stone-cold BEAST."

Bible said he felt a sense of family like one he hadn't had from any of his other offers, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Arizona, Illinois and every Big 12 school except Oklahoma and Missouri.

"He cares about his players," Bible said. "He calls his players family. Coaches always say that, but some don't mean it. With him, I believe it."

Yup, Brown got him a good one, and the feeling is mutual.

Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/blogger at the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's tall, like really tall.

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