Holding two commitments from wide receivers in the 2016 class hasn't stopped the Texas Longhorns from remaining active on the recruiting trail, as the staff extended an offer to Starkville (Miss.) pass catcher A.J. Brown on Tuesday:
Blessed to receive a offer from THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS #Longhorns pic.twitter.com/Ru9LH8Q01K— 1⃣5⃣™ (@Brown1arthur) March 24, 2015
Brown earned an invitation to The Opening Finals this summer in Beaverton after turning in one of the top performances at the Atlanta The Opening regional camp last weekend. A consensus four-star prospect, the 6'1, 200-pounder is the No. 246 prospect, the No. 42 wide receiver, and the No. 9 player in Mississippi.
With offers from Alabama, Auburn, Kansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Tulsa, Brown's overall list makes up in quality what it lacks in quantity.
Part of the reason that he doesn't have more offers may be because of his ties to the state of Mississippi growing up in the shadow of the Bulldogs program. As a result, the two in-state programs dominate his Crystal Ball:
Last fall, Brown had Ole Miss as his leader and said that he prefers the Rebels program, but he pushed back a decision he originally planned to make at the end of his football season, so he may now be more open to the process.