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Texas evaluating Georgia WR commit Davion Curtis

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Flipping the Temple product could help the Longhorns add the state's top running back.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

There are already three wide receivers in the 2015 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns, but the coaches are still in evaluation mode with Temple's Davion Curtis, who has been committed to the Georgia Bulldogs since early August.

According to HornSports, Texas assistants are expected to watch Temple in action soon and the track program has already extended a partial scholarship offer to Curtis, who has posted a personal best of 10.72 in the 100-meter dash and is a member of the Temple 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.

The 5'11, 180-pounder is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 881 recruit nationally, the No. 129 wide receiver, and the No. 111 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. In addition to the offer from Georgia, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, North Texas, Oregon State, SMU, Texas Tech, Toledo, and Wisconsin have all officially entered his recruitment.

Curtis had a breakout season as a junior in 2014 with 40 receptions for 901 yards and eight touchdowns. As a senior, he's continued to solidify his reputation as a vertical threat, showing off his ability to deep open deep on go routes and post routes by consistently separating from high school defensive backs who don't have the speed to slow him down.

Seeing a more developed ability to run precise routes like out cuts or in cuts would be an ideal addition to his senior film, but there's no question that Curtis is a game-changing player at the high school level when asked to go long.

An offer could vault the Longhorns to the top of Curtis' list despite his pledge to the Bulldogs because Texas is reportedly his dream school. Another key factor in his recruitment is his closeness to Beaumont Central running back Devwah Whaley, the state's top prospect at that position and a player who seems increasingly likely to end up at Georgia with Curtis.

The source who spoke with HornSports believes that an offer to Curtis and a subsequent flip could induce Whaley to head to Austin. More to the point, without adding Curtis to the class, it's hard to foresee any scenarios that include the Beaumont Central star inking with the Horns, as his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions favor Georgia at 52 percent and there has been little positive buzz surrounding Texas and Whaley for some time.

So, is it worth adding another prospect to an already-crowded group of wide receivers to increase the odds of getting the state's top back? Along with weighing the possibility that a current commit like Tren'Davian Dickson or Reggie Hemphill-Mapps could end up elsewhere, that's a key question for the staff to ponder as it considers extending an offer to Curtis.