Three schools remain in contention for 2016 US Army All-American Kyle Porter, including the Texas Longhorns:
OK I just verified with Kyle Porter. Those ARE his finalists. #Hookem #WPS #TCU, no order. Those are the only schools where he's taking OV's— Howard Chen (@TheHoChen) January 7, 2016
So Texas (January 22), Arkansas (January 29), and TCU (January 15) will receive official visits from Porter ahead of what will likely be a decision on National Signing Day.
Though the Horns remain in the mix for Beamont Central running back Devwah Whaley, the top running back in the state of Texas in the 2016 class, since he's already committed to two other schools in the last several months, the 5'11, 208-pounder Porter is the most likely running back in the current cycle to end up a Longhorn.
The absence of Oregon on his list is rather notable, as the Ducks were considered a serious contender as last summer, when the Pacific Northwest powerhouse landed two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions. However, it's been Texas trending in the last several days with two predictions to lead the field in what is currently a rather mysterious recruitment since Porter doesn't like giving interviews and generally avoids the spotlight. He doesn't even have a Twitter account, for instance.
The no-nonsense style extends to the field, where Porter carried the ball 235 times for 1,938 yards and 36 touchdowns during his senior season to push his career total to close to 5,000 yards and 75 touchdowns on the ground. A consensus four-star prospect, Porter is the No. 281 prospect nationally, the No. 11 running back, and the No. 43 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.