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Horns offer No. 1 2017 Texas RB Toneil Carter

The Houston product is the only running back in his class with a Texas offer.

Toneil Carter (left)
Toneil Carter (left)
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A notable omission in the all 2017 offers going out from the Texas Longhorns was the running back position, but the staff rectified that on Friday by offering Houston Langham Creek star Toneil Carter.

The 5'11, 198-pounder is a consensus five-star prospect ranked as the No. 26 recruit overall, No. 3 running back, and No. 4 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite. Texas is the 14th offer for Carter, joining Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Kansas State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and others.

With two early visits to College Station, Carter is thought to be high on the Aggies early, though LSU leads in his way-too-early 247Sports Crystal Ball with two predictions. Carter is at least a little bit familiar with the Longhorns program, having stopped by the football facilities while in town for the Texas Relays earlier this year.

As a sophomore, he carried the ball 189 times for 1,382 yards and 19 touchdowns.

There are several other impressive 2017 running backs, including Wylie East's Eno Benjamin, but Carter is clearly the elite prospect in the class so far at a position that tends to mature early.