Recruiting

Twins Parker and Pierceson Coody (2018) commit to Texas

Pierceson Coody (left) and Parker Coody
Pierceson Coody (left) and Parker Coody

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pierceson Coody won't be traveling far for college. The 16-year-old from Plano, Texas, won't be making the trip alone, either.

That's because Pierceson Coody and his twin brother Parker have verbally committed to the University of Texas. The 2018 recruits, who are the grandsons of 1971 Masters champion Charles Coody, picked the Longhorns over Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU and Auburn, all of which the twins visited and were offered scholarships by.

"I chose Texas because Coach (John) Fields and Coach (Jean-Paul) Herbert, along with the school, have always had a strong commitment to the golf program," Parker Coody told Golfweek. "Coach Fields and Coach Herbert are great coaches and I know they will allow me to have the best opportunity to improve and grow my game, while receiving a great education.

"I know a lot of the guys that have committed to UT and the team they are building today will be exciting to play with when I get there in 2018. It is a great honor to have a chance to play golf for a school and a team with such a tremendous history."

Pierceson Coody echoed his brother's sentiments.

"I chose UT because of the amazing coaching staff and the opportunities around me to build my game," Pierceson Coody said. "Coach Fields and Coach Herbert are great coaches and have a tremendous commitment to the UT golf program and their players. The players going to UT are all great guys and I know that I will enjoy spending my years at UT with them.

"I am very honored for a chance to play golf at UT and I am really looking forward to joining the team in 2018."

Pierceson Coody is ranked 10th in the Class of 2018 by Golfweek while Parker Coody is 26th. They join a Longhorns' 2018 class that already includes Cole Hammer (No. 3 in 2018 class). Texas' 2019 class is pretty formidable, as well, featuring Will Thomson and Mason Nome, ranked Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in their class.

Pierceson Coody's accomplishments include qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur, finishing second at the 2015 Byron Nelson Junior and notching three AJGA top 10s in 2015. Parker Coody is the 2014 Texas State Junior champion and qualified for match play at the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur.

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