The 2019 Rice football recruiting class continues to keep rolling. Cornerback Gabe Jeudy became the newest member, committing to the Owls on Friday, August 10.
A little over a week removed from their last commitment, Rice football added another piece to their future on Friday. Joining Atlanta, Texas running back Jawan King in the fold is Charlotte, North Carolina defensive back Gabe Jeudy.
Jeudy received his offer to play at Rice on July 21, two weeks before he trimmed his finalists down to five. That says a lot about the impression the program made as the Owls vaulted to the top of his list in such a short time frame.
On August 3 Jeudy announced his final five: Air Force, Army, James Madison, Rice and Richmond. Those were a select few of his wide-reaching offer list that included more than 25 schools at the time of his commitment. For a player without a star ranking assigned to him by any of the major recruiting outlets, that’s an impressive number of offers.
A week after narrowing things down, Jeudy made his announcement, committing to the Owls in the form of a video posted on his Twitter feed:
— Gabe Jeudy (@GabeJeudy) August 10, 2018
In addition to those five, Jeudy also had offers from Harvard, Princeton, Navy, Villanova and Marshall, among others.
Jeudy is the 10th commit of the 2019 Rice football recruiting class and the fourth commitment from outside the state of Texas. Despite his many offers, Jeudy has yet to be given a star ranking, meaning his commitment did not impact the Owls’ standings in the Conference USA recruiting ranks. Rice currently has the No. 9 class in the conference.
At 6-foot-1, 172-pounds, Jeudy is not afraid to lower his shoulder and make tackles in the open field: