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3-star OG Denzel Okafor enjoys Texas visit

Are the Longhorns closing in on another offensive line pledge?

Denzel Okafor
Denzel Okafor
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The big Tuesday visitor for the Texas Longhorns was Lewisville offensive guard Denzel Okafor, a trip that was in the works since he received his offer in late April:

The 6'3, 287-pounder recently named Texas in his top three, along with TCU and Texas A&M about three weeks ago and liked the environment in Austin, as well as the emphasis on education.

It's hard to track down much visit information about Okafor, so it's not clear if he's made recent trips to Fort Worth or College Station for visits, but he has said in the past that he plans on announcing his commitment around the start of the high school football season.

Okafor is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 1314 prospect, the No. 70 offensive guard, and the No. 156 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Other schools to offer include Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, LSU, MInnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas Tech, UCLA, and Washington, among others. So Okafor's offer list is currently more impressive than his rankings.

Is the mobile guard leaning towards any of those programs in his top three? Interestingly enough, there aren't any predictions in his 247Sports Crystal Ball yet, so the industry doesn't seem to have a handle on his inclinations at this time.

Offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Wickline wants to take five or six offensive linemen in the class and only holds a single verbal peldge from Arlington Bowie offensive guard Tope Imade, so there are plenty of spots available. However, if Okafor does commit to Texas in the next several months, the Horns would likely decline to take any more offensive guards and focus on adding tackles, which is the major position of need.

let's ride