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5-star LB Baron Browning cuts Texas from final list

The Kennedale product is set to announce his commitment in 11 days.

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Baron Browning
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

The Texas Longhorns are no longer in contention with one of the nation’s top linebackers, as Baron Browning revealed on Friday that the ‘Horns did not make his final list of six schools.

Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, TCU, and UCLA are the schools that made the cut. In the 247Sport Crystal Ball projections, the Crimson Tide are currently trending.

Texas did not receive an official visit from the 6’3, 230-pounder, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 9 prospect, No. 2 outside linebacker, and No. 3 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

On November 29, Browning will hold a commitment ceremony on the same day as fellow Metroplex product Anthony Hines, another immensely talented linebacker who is unlikely to pick the ‘Horns, in part because of questions about head coach Charlie Strong’s job security.

The Longhorns do not currently hold a commitment from any players at the position, but remain in the mix for Westlake linebacker Levi Jones, the younger brother of one-time Texas wide receiver Cayleb Jones and a close friend of quarterback commit Sam Ehlinger, his high school teammate.