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Texas now targeting Kai Locksley's friend, ATH Marcus Lewis

Two Monday developments could change the recruitment of the four-star athlete.

Marcus Lewis at a Nike event
Marcus Lewis at a Nike event
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Despite missing on Beaumont Central safety PJ Locke on Monday evening, the Texas Longhorns aren't done recruiting in the defensive secondary, extending an offer to Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga athlete Marcus Lewis.

According to Rivals, the 6'1, 187-pound The Opening alum will put off his Tuesday decision that was set to come down to Kentucky or Miami in favor of considering the new interest from Texas and Florida State, which could miss on high-profile defensive backs like Iman Marshall and Minkah Fitzpatrick on National Signing Day.

The decision is now "tentatively scheduled" for Wednesday evening. However, if Lewis decides that he wants to visit either or both schools -- he's used three official visits to Kentucky, Miami, and Washington State -- he could delay his decision until after National Signing Day.

Prospects rarely do so, but National Signing Day isn't a drop-dead date for recruits to decide. It's actually rather arbitrary.

Landing the Monday pledge of Balitomore (Fla.) Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley on Monday evening could help the Horns with his friend. Lewis offered the following after Locksley flipped from the Noles to the Horns:

Texas offered Locke and Lewis because there's now an opening at safety following the Sunday decommitment of South Oak Cliff safety Jamile Johnson, who is expected to follow his high school coach to Texas Tech.

Lewis is ranked as the No. 139 player nationally, the No. 8 athlete, and the No. 2 player in in Washington, DC. And even though he's listed as an athlete, he would almost certainly play safety at Texas.

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