Out of nowhere, the mysterious Lennon Creer has suddenly bumped Texas and Tennessee to the top of his list of potential schools to commit to, according to Rivals. Honestly, I don't know what to make of this. There's been a lot of publicity surrounding this kid - both good and bad - and at first glance, he doesn't seem like a Mack Brown type of kid. After the Ramonce Taylor fiasco, one has to wonder whether Mack might be gun-shy about bringing him in.
Then again, if you believe the scouts, Creer's one of those truly rare players - like, Reggie Bush rare. Would any coach turn down Creer if he wanted to come?
The key in Texas' case is timing. Creer says he's eager to commit soon - before official visits, even. If he's willing to give a solid commitment early and forego visits elsewhere, I can see Mack taking him. If not, it's pretty clear from the Barksdale case that Mack won't wait around for anyone.
For his part, Creer had this to say: "If Texas would accept me, I would like to talk to them again. I grew up a Longhorn fan and they wanted to go in another direction a while ago, so I thought I was off their list. I still haven't talked with them. I never lost interest in them though."
We'll keep you updated, but it's interesting to hear Creer put Texas at the top of his list.