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Texas offers TCU OT commit Austin Myers

Eight of the top nine offensive tackles in Texas now hold offers from the Horns.

Austin Myers
Austin Myers
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Another offensive line offer went out for the Texas Longhorns on Thursday evening, as TCU Horned Frogs offensive tackle commit Austin Myers is now officially on the recruiting radar:

Texas hasn't signed any players in recent years from the talent-rich Manvel program at which Myers plays, but do hold a commitment from wide receiver Reggie Hemphill.

After offering underrated Chris Owens clone Denzel Okafor of Lewisville on Wednesday, the Horns decided to target the state's top-rated offensive tackle who did not hold an offer from Wickline and company. A consensus four-star prospect, Myers sits at No. 5 in the 247Sports Composite rankings among offensive tackles in Texas, ahead of Kellen Diesch and the Anderson twins, three prospects who already held offers from the Horns.

247Sports itself actually thinks quite highly of the 6'4.5, 291-pounder, ranking him as the No. 166 prospect, the No. 17 offensive tackle, and the No. 24 player in Texas.

Pledged to TCU since late February, Myers also holds offers from Clemson, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and UCLA.

Getting him on campus could be a challenge with his commitment status, but there simply aren't many in-state offensive tackles who are still uncommitted -- of the top 12, only Diesch, Jean Delance, and Chris Hughes are officially open in their respective recruitments.

Of course, the commitment status of a prospect won't keep the Longhorns from putting in some effort, as four of the nine offensive linemen to sign with Texas since Wickline arrived were committed to other schools when the Longhorns offered.