The Texas Longhorns coaching staff made a key in-home visit with Houston Episcopal offensive tackle Walker Little on Wednesday evening, one of the most important stops for head coach Tom Herman and company prior to the dead period beginning:
The only assistant coach not present was Jason Washington. However, that’s former star safety Michael Huff there on the far right — he’s been out recruiting and serving as a defensive quality control coach for the ‘Horns.
Little is arguably the top target on the board for Texas with teammate Marvin Wilson on the record before Charlie Strong’s termination that he would no longer consider the Longhorns if Strong wasn’t there.
Given that star linebackers Baron Browning and Anthony Hines didn’t have Texas on their respective final lists prior to committing, Little’s continued interest in the ‘Horns despite the coaching change and poor season speak to his willingness to play college football in Austin.
However, the main competition is Stanford, which he will visit in January — the Cardinal currently hold 17 of the last 18 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for the 6’8, 305-pounder.
An official visit to Ole Miss looms this weekend, at which point Little will have one unscheduled paid trip remaining, which he will likely take to Texas. Herman probably wants him on campus late in January for what would be the most important recruiting weekend of his short tenure.
Texas doesn’t currently hold any offensive line pledges in the 2017 recruiting class.