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Former Texas Commit Rueben Owens Flips to Louisville

NCAA Football: Texas at West Virginia

Former Texas Longhorns running back commit Rueben Owens announced on Monday he has flipped to the Louisville Cardinals.

The five-star running back made the announcement on Twitter with this post.


Owens picked the Cardinals over Texas, Texas A&M and TCU, among others. He is listed by 247Sports as the No. 1 running back in the country, the No. 3 player in Texas and No. 16 player in the nation. This is a huge get for Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield, as the Cardinals have struggled on the field in his three seasons, going 8-5, 4-7 and 6-7 in the ACC. Satterfield won three Sun Belt titles at Appalachian State from 2016-2018 before taking the Louisville job.

Owens committed to Texas after his sophomore season in February of 2021. However he decommitted just a few months later in June.

Owens had an oustanding junior season, rushing 248 times for 2,989 yards (12.1 yards per carry and 229.9 yards per game), plus 46 touchdowns. He also added 15 catches for 252 yards and two more touchdowns.

He has totaled over 5,000 yards and 73 total touchdowns during his time in El Campo, Texas.

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