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Texas beats out LSU, Miami for No. 7 overall recruit Colin Simmons

A year from now, Texas and LSU will be conference rivals in the newly-expanded 16-team SEC. Both schools have been engaged in a battle to secure the commitment from five-star defensive end Colin Simmons (No. 7 overall in 2024 ESPN 300).

Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns won out over Brian Kelly and the Tigers, as Simmons announced on Thursday that he'll play in Austin next fall.

Miami was the third finalist in Simmons' recruitment.

Simmons is the No. 7 overall recruit in the 2024 ESPN 300, and No.