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Texas RB target Devwah Whaley names Arkansas his leader

The Longhorns should still receive an official visit before his decision.

Devwah Whaley
Devwah Whaley
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The Texas Longhorns are now trailing a different SEC school for the services of Beaumont Central running back Devwah Whaley, who told that the Arkansas Razorbacks are atop his list after an official visit to Fayetteville over the weekend.

Calling the trip amazing, Whaley moved the Razorbacks past his previous (suspected) leader, the Georgia Bulldogs. Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas make up his list of final three schools. Whaley has an official vsiit planned to Texas for December 12 and said that he still plans on making that trip, but he did seem to be considering an end to his recruitment after his trip, which highlighted the academic support system provided by Arkansas.

Playing time is another consideration for Whaley, who could find it more easily in Fayetteville than in Austin, as the injured Jonathan Williams is a senior and star junior Alex Collins could declare for the draft after a big season. Meanwhile, the Horns have an emerging star in sophomore D'Onta Foreman and three talented freshmen running backs.

There has been some belief that landing Temple wide receiver Davion Curtis could provide the Longhorns with a major boost with his friend Whaley, but Curtis flipped from Georgia last week and it didn't stop the Beaumont star from making his big weekend decision to name Arkansas his leader.

Whaley is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 131 player overall, the No. 3 running back, and the No. 13 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.