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Michigan LB commit David Reese picks up Texas offer

Pulling a Wolverines pledge out of Michigan looks like a tough task, but the Horns could get the consensus three-star prospect on campus soon.

David Reese (right) at a Michigan game
David Reese (right) at a Michigan game
via @DReese18

Bye week evaluations by the Texas Longhorns coaching staff produced several Wednesday offers, including one extended to Farmington (Mich.) linebacker David Reese, a Michigan Wolverines pledge:

With the Wolverines surging under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, flipping a Michigan commit from the state of Michigan would seem like a tall task for Texas. However, there's one report out there that the 6'1, 235-pounder will take a visit to Austin in the near future, though the Scout article associated with the tweet no longer exists, for whatever reason.

The Horns could also hold an advantage over the Wolverines -- there's Twitter chatter that Texas can offer Reese a spot as an early enrollee, while Michigan cannot.

A consensus three-star prospect, Reese is the No. 555 player nationally, the No. 18 inside linebacker, and the No. 14 prospect in Michigan, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He also holds offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and a handful of mid-major schools. Michigan offered Reese in late March while on an unofficial visit and quickly landed a pledge from him on his subsequent unofficial visit a week later.

Following the departure of 2015 signee Cecil Cherry after three practices, Texas needs inside linebackers in the 2016 class since Gilmer pledge Demarco Boyd seems likely to end up on the offensive side of the ball. The top target right now is Alief Elsik's Dontavious Jackson, who looks like a heavy Longhorns lean with 69 percent of his 247Sports Crystal Ball picks in favor of Texas. The Horns would likely be willing to take two pure inside linebackers in the 2016 class.