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Report: Texas DE commit Malcolm Roach to visit South Carolina

The Longhorns won't host any official visitors this weekend, but will have a commit taking a visit elsewhere.

Malcolm Roach
Malcolm Roach
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Two weeks after a critical official visit to see the Stanford Cardinal ultimately resulted in Obi Eboh's decommitment, the Texas Longhorns will have to survive another pledge taking an official visit, as Baton Rouge (La.) Madison Prep defensive end Malcolm Roach will reportedly visit the South Carolina Gamecocks:

The 6'3, 255-pounder committed to Texas in early November despite the fact that he wasn't known to hold an official offer from the Longhorns. When he took his official visit to Austin in mid-January, his pledge seemed solid.

So is he going to express serious interest in new head coach Will Muschamp's program or is he more interested in taking a free trip? It's hard to say at this point, but the good news for Texas is that Roach never visited or held an offer from Auburn, meaning that any prior relationship with Muschamp is probably pretty limited.

There's also the fact that the Gamecocks currently hold pledges from six defensive linemen. The Longhorns, on the other hand, only hold three, including Roach, so his odds of playing early at Texas are higher than at South Carolina based on those numbers at this time.

Roach is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 584 player nationally, the No. 28 strongside defensive end, and the No. 29 player in the state of Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.