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Dontavious Jackson among Houston-area standouts to visit Texas this week

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The summer visit season remains in full swing.

Dontavious Jackson
Dontavious Jackson
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A big visit week for the Texas Longhorns will continue when three Houston-area prospects travel to Austin, including key target Dontavious Jackson of Alief Elsik:

Accompanying him will be teammate Chris Brown, a consensus three-star safety, and Fort Bend Hightower defensive tackle Darius Anderson.

The No. 4 inside linebacker nationally according to the 247Sports Composite, Jackson is a consensus four-star prospect and one of only three players offered at his position, including Gilmer commit Demarco Boyd, who could end up playing fullback in college.

So unless the Horns experience some positive developments with Florida State legacy Devin Bush, it's pretty much Jackson or bust moving forward among the current prospects with offers.

The visit could come at a key point in his recruitment considering that the 6'2, 239-pounder just traveled to Tuscaloosa for a summer camp. After similar visits produced Alabama commitments from Texas targets in defensive tackle Kendell Jones and offensive guard Chris Owens, there's no question that seeing the Crimson Tide program up close and personal has the potential to become a game-changing moment.

However, until there's reason to believe that was the case, the Horns stand in a strong position as the runaway leaders in Jackson's Crystal Ball:

As for Brown and Anderson, both have been fringe prospects on the Texas recruiting radar throughout the spring and into the summer, so it's possible that one or both could pick up offers while in Austin. Of the two, Anderson is a more likely candidate because he's a highly-productive player whose only significant negative as a prospect is his lack of height. So far, only East Carolina and South Dakota have offered, but that's not a factor that will influence head coach Charlie Strong and his staff.