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Tom Herman selling Texas CB target Chevin Calloway on the program’s future

The ‘Horns have one remaining spot in the secondary.

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Chevin Calloway

Dallas Bishop Dunne cornerback Chevin Calloway is in Orlando going through the week of Under Armour All-American Game practices and turning heads with his physicality.

He also took some time to talk about his recruitment in an interview recorded by SB Nation Recruiting, confirming that he will take his official visit to Texas on January 27, the last weekend before National Signing Day.

When asked what drew his attention about Herman and his staff, Calloway cited the success at Houston and Herman’s ability to develop under-recruited prospects with the Cougars.

“Just what he’s done at Houston, what he’s done with the two-star and the three-star guys,” Calloway said.

“Coming over to Texas, this is a job that he’s always dreamed about and I know the players are really passionate about him because of what he’s done.”

So the Dallas Bishop Dunne product isn’t worried about Herman leaving and believes that the new Texas head coach will get things turned around in Austin. In a short period of time, too — Calloway thinks the College Football Playoffs and maybe a national championship are possible within the next two years.

Credit Herman for effectively selling Calloway on his vision for the program’s future, a pitch that will continue when the consensus four-star prospect takes his official visit.

“He was also able to reach out to me so early — as soon as he got to Texas, he reached out to me and that says a lot about him and Coach Washington, the cornerbacks coach,” Calloway said.

There are several defensive backs still on the radar for the Longhorns, including Blinn College cornerback Kendall Sheffield and Port Arthur Memorial cornerback Kary Vincent, but there is only one secondary spot left in the class, according to Calloway.

Considering that the consensus four-star prospect was thought to be high on Texas before committing to Iowa, the Longhorns should have a chance to secure Calloway’s signature after his January 27 official visit to Austin.

When Calloway decides on National Signing Day, it will likely be between Texas and Arkansas, with the Razorbacks potentially holding a significant margin heading into the decisive month of January. In fact, 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions have been coming in since as early as August and continued into the last week, giving the Hogs 16 of 18 overall.

The Arkansas coaches also have a strong relationship with Calloway, who is originally from the Natural State.

The other school in Calloway’s top three is Ole Miss, which he visited