Texas OL Isaiah Hookfin finalizes medical scholarship

Texas OL Isaiah Hookfin finalizes medical scholarship

The official end of junior offensive lineman Isaiah Hookfin’s career on the Forty Acres is in the works, head coach Steve Sarkisian confirmed Wednesday at the Texas Fight Tour in Dallas.

Hookfin did not participate in spring training after fracturing eight ribs, breaking his collarbone and forearm and lacerated his spleen in a motorcycle accident in December that left him led to believe that his helmet had saved his life.

A late prospect in the 2019 recruiting class, Hookfin’s controversial recruiting between Baylor and Texas, which included the postponement of a planned commitment to the Bears on early signing day, ultimately ended with the signing of the produced Fort Bend Dulles with the Longhorns at the end of the early signing period.

Hookfin finished the cycle as a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 250 player nationally and the No. 21 offensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Considered a development prospect, Hookfin donned a redshirt in 2019 before competing for a starting job in pre-season camp as a redshirt rookie. Unfortunately for Hookfin, he then suffered the first major setback of his Texas career as a shoulder injury limited him to one game and eventually required surgery. Upon his return in 2021, he appeared in the game against Rice, but was unable to emerge as a rotational player before his motorcycle accident.

With news of Isaiah Hookfin’s impending medical retirement, Texas earned four appearances and one start out of the three 2019 offensive line signers, a group that also included top 60 prospects Tyler Johnson and four-star Javonne Shepherd. .

The attrition rate for the entire class is also pretty incredible. Of the 26 signers in the No. 3-ranked class, only five are ready to start pre-season camp with the Horns – running back Roschon Johnson, wide receiver Jordan Whittington, tight end Brayden Liebrock, tackle defensive T’Vondre Sweat and linebacker David Gbenda.

Texas now has 83 scholarship players for the 2022 season.

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