The Texas Longhorns are still on contention for Houston Westside defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, who released his list of top eight schools on Thursday evening via Twitter:
The notable omission from the list is the Baylor Bears, the school to which the consensus four-star prospect was committed from late January until early April. Some other shakeups include the elimination of Florida State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas A&M and the additions of Utah, Georgia, and LSU to Elliott's previous top 10, which he released less than a month ago.
So clearly this is a fluid list right now, but the important thing is that the Longhorns are still on it since fellow consensus four-star defensive tackle and key Texas target Kendell Jones is likely to commit to Alabama on Friday evening.
Elliott visited Texas in late March, but is probably a USC lean after his childhood favorite offered him in early April. However, his 247Sports Crystal Ball hasn't yet shifted that far in USC's direction, currently sitting behind Texas. Interestingly enough, there's also a prediction for Houston after the potentially program-altering commitment of No. 13 prospect Ed Oliver on Thursday, an elite defensive tackle who became the first consensus five-star prospect to commit to the Cougars in the modern era. A trip to Tuscaloosa is also in the works for this June, which could also loom as a game-changer for Elliott.
Ranked as the No. 82 prospect overall and the No. 12 defensive tackle, Elliott is the No. 12 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite.