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Texas offers No. 1 2017 ILB Baron Browning

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The consensus five-star prospect is the first 2017 inside linebacker to receive a Longhorns offer.

Baron Browning
Baron Browning
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

The wait is over for 2017 Kennedale linebacker Baron Browning, who picked up his long-awaited Texas Longhorns offer during a Saturday unofficial visit:

Ranked as a consensus five-star prospect, the No. 31 player nationally, and the No. 6 player in Texas according to the 247Sports Composite, Browning is one of the most highly-coveted prospects in his class, holding offers from 18 schools. The Oklahoma Sooners were one of the latest to offer Browning, joining schools like Arkansas, Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Washington, among others.

Stanford has a tie to Browning because his older brother Barry played defensive back for the Cardinal, while Baylor and Texas A&M currently split the six predictions in the star linebacker's Crystal Ball.

Back in March, there hadn't been a lot of contact between the 6'2.5, 220-pounder and the Texas staff, but some of that was likely due to the fact that there are major restrictions on such contact at this point in the recruiting process for Browning.

And now Browning is officially on the recruiting radar as the first inside linebacker in his class to receive an offer. Texas also has offers out to two outside linebackers -- LSU commit Dylan Moses and former Misssissippi State commit Anthony Hines.