The Texas Longhorns coaching staff has clearly been busy evaluating prospects from around the country, culminating in one of the biggest offer days in recent memory, as eight mid-week offers went out on Wednesday.
Here's a look at each prospect:
- Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge quarterback Seth Green (Oregon commit) -- One of two committed players on this list, Green pledged to the Ducks last October. The 6'3, 210-pounder is a bit raw as a passer, like Xavier Gaines, but he's a great athlete and the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback nationally. It's hard to imagine Texas flipping a quarterback prospect committed to a school with a record of development at the position like that of Oregon.
- Grandview quarterback Zach Smith (Baylor commit) -- More evidence of Baylor's early recruiting prowess, Smith committed last summer upon receiving his first and only offer until Wednesday. Now a consensus four-star prospect and top-20 recruit in Texas, Smith is big (6'4, 215) and may have the strongest arm in the state for 2016. The guess here is that he sticks with the Bears.
- Lucas (Texas) Lovejoy quarterback Bowman Sells -- Offer analysis here.
- Plano running back Brandon Stephens -- Offer analysis here.
- Houston King all-purpose back Trayveon Williams -- Offer analysis here.
- Hope (Ark.) defensive end McTelvin Agim -- A consensus four-star prospect and top-10 strong-side defensive end, Agim is a fan of the Sooners and Longhorns, so there's a solid chance that he ends up somewhere other than with the home-state Razorbacks. Currently listed at 6'2.5 ad 247 pounds, he could grow into the type of four-tech defensive end that Strong covets for his 3-3-5 looks.
- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy cornerback Khalil Ladler -- A legit 4.47 40 at the Atlanta NFTC last year provides credible evidence of the 5'10, 168-pounder's speed. Ranked as a top-10 cornerback nationally, 247Sports Crystal Ball picks are in for LSU, Georgia, and Florida State.
- Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy cornerback Saivion Smith -- The 6'1, 175-pounder fits the classic Strong mold for a cornerback and is also the nation's No. 6 prospect and top player at his position. Florida State, Clemson, and LSU are considered the teams to beat at his point.