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5-star Texas LB target Baron Browning decommits from Baylor

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The Longhorns will have a chance to add to the embarrassment of riches at linebacker.

Baron Browning
Baron Browning
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The 2017 Baylor Bears recruiting class took a major hit on Sunday when consensus five-star prospect Baron Browning decommitted from the Bears:

The Kennedale linebacker is a key target for the Texas Longhorns in the current cycle and is expected to visit Austin for the Junior Day on February 27. The Valentine's Day decision from Browning ended a seven-month commitment to Baylor.

With nearly 35 offers on the table, Browning will have plenty of options as he continues to assess his choices, with the Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs considered significant contenders for his services:

The 6'4, 230-pounder took an unofficial visit to Texas last May and picked up his offer at that time.

Browning is currently rated as the No. 27 prospect overall in the 2017 class, the No. 2 outside linebacker, and the No. 5 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The Longhorns currently hold four commitments in the 2017 class, which the 247Sports Composite team rankings classify as the No. 15 class nationally and the No. 4 class in the Big 12. In addition to Browning, Texas is also targeting superstar prospect Dylan Moses at linebacker and has made Plano East's Anthony Hines a priority, too, along with the other 74 schools that have extended offers to him.