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Texas RB target Trayveon Williams names top 5, sets decision date

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The Horns are still in the mix, but aren't considered a serious contender.

Trayveon Williams
Trayveon Williams
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Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong could land his first pledge since quarterback Shane Buechele in late February when Houston King all-purpose back Trayveon Williams makes his decision later this week:

A consensus four-star prospect, Williams is the No. 299 recruit overall, the No. 7 all-purpose back, and the No. 43 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The 5'9, 182-pounder picked up his offer from Texas in early February and then attended the Junior Day late that month. However, the Horns aren't considered a serious contender, as Williams took two visits to TCU this spring after naming Texas A&M his leader in early February.

The Horned Frogs are currently the major favorite:

Another program to watch is hometown Houston, which landed two of the state's best defensive tackles last week in Houston Westfield's Ed Oliver and Houston Westside's Jordan Elliott, along with consensus three-star offensive guard Dixie Wooten of Houston Lamar.

There's a tremendous amount of momentum surrounding the Cougars around Houston, with quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole and wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland also possible Houston leans.

Williams took notice last week:

If Texas misses on Williams, the top all-purpose back target on the board is Baylor commit Kam Martin. The Port Arthur Memorial star is the younger cousin of Jamaal Charles and is still considering the Horns despite his commitment. A planned visit during the Texas state track meet didn't end up happening, so he's a prospect to watch this summer as a potential visitor.