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Michigan LB commit David Reese schedules Texas official visit

Offering the MIchigan native an early enrollment opportunity could make the difference for the Longhorns.

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

A mid-October offer for MIchigan Wolverines linebacker commit David Reese has landed the Texas Longhornsscheduled official visit for December, according to multiple reports.

The Farmington (Mich.) product goes 6'1, 235 pounds and is a consensus three-star prospect rated as the No. 18 inside linebacker nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Pledged to the Wolverines since April 4, Reese is also considering other schools, as he's expected to make a visit to Louisville as well. The Cardinals have been on his radar for some time, as there are numerous flip predictions in his 247Sports Crystal Ball.

The most important factor for Texas in his recruitment is the fact that the Horns can offer him the ability to enroll early, which the Wolverines can not. Hosting Reese days before he has to make a final decision could also represent an advantage for the Horns, as the trip to Austin will still be fresh in his mind at that point. The timing and ability of the staff to spend more time with Reese are two major reasons why head coach Charlie Strong prefers to host official visitors after the regular season ends.

With recruits like Alief Elsik's Dontavious Jackson and Aldine Davis' Jeffrey McCulloch still on the board at linebacker and likely to remain so until after Reese has to make a decision, there are other more highly-rated linebackers out there who think highly of Texas. However, the need inside is great enough that the staff would likely take Reese and Jackson if it came to that.