Recent Sooner pledge Dannon Cavil signing his paperwork to enroll at OU - via @dannoncavil
With the San Antonio Madison product ready to enroll at Oklahoma on Wednesday, Texas unexpectedly offered him on Tuesday.
A wild ride for 2013 San Antonio Madison wide receiver Dannon Cavil took another odd turn with the Longhorns extending an offer to the 6-5, 205-pound pass-catcher.
Set to enroll at Oklahoma on Wednesday, Cavil committed to the Sooners and tweeted out a picture filling out the enrollment paperwork. Prior to pledging to Bob Stoops and company, Cavil had been committed to Cal and Ole Miss.
The offer is a strange one for Texas. Sure, Cavil is the cousin of former Longhorn standout, but he wasn't been on the Texas radar for some time, essentially since he transferred from Lake Travis to San Antonio Madison and missed most of his junior season with a hamstring injury. Originally projected as an H-back, Cavil hasn't added much weight in the last several years, leaving him as something as a tweener who doesn't have ideal speed for a wide receiver.
In fact, his overall development since his sophomore season has been something of a disappointment.
And it's in that regard, even more so than the timing, that the offer doesn't make sense for Texas. The word all along has been that the 'Horns want to find a replacement for Marquise Goodwin. Cavil, though, projects as a possession receiver more in the mold of former Texas grayshirt offer Griffin Gilbert, who followed a similar developmental trajectory in high school.
So, what are the odds that Cavil executes another last-second switch, without having a chance to visit? Not high, it sounds like ($):
For the longest time I was always a Texas fan because my cousin Kwame went there, my dad went there, my aunt went there. That's who I used to support. I went to camp after camp after camp. I just feel like now it is a little too late.
Too little, too late.
And that will probably end up being the story for many of these late targets Texas is trying to pursue with little time to visit.