Scottie Scheffler of Dallas, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas in the fall of 2014.
Scheffler is No. 3 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, but No. 1 in the class of 2014.
The Highland Park High School junior seriously considered Stanford, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Georgia and Duke before ultimately deciding on Texas.
“I chose Texas because I felt the most comfortable there,” Scheffler said. “They have a great business school, a great golf history and program, and it’s relatively close to my teacher and family.”
In June 2012, Scheffler set or tied course records at two different courses in the Dallas area. He first broke Northwood Club’s course record, previously set by PGA Tour player Hunter Mahan, with a 10-under 61. Just a few days later, he tied the course record at Dallas Country Club with a 9-under 61. He shares low course honors with 2011 U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft.
Scheffler tied for runner-up honors at the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods earlier this year. In 2012, he had four top-10 finishes in seven AJGA starts, including a runner-up finish at the Polo Golf Junior Classic after losing to Adam Wood in the final match. He was also a runner-up just a month later at the Jones Cup Junior.
He is the defending Texas high school state champion.