Despite extending an offer in the middle of February, the Texas Longhorns did not make the cut for Houston Lamar safety Grant Delpit when the consensus four-star prospect released his list of top 10 schools on Saturday via Twitter:
TOP 10 Schools. Thank you to every school who has given me the opportunity to attend their university! pic.twitter.com/RD5Oo8XZPd— G$ (@grantdelpit) April 24, 2016
The 6'3.5, 181-pounder has been a hot commodity on the recruiting trail throughout the last several months and now holds 25 offers from some of the top programs nationally. As a result, he's had a busy visit schedule during that time, taking in Junior Days at Miami, LSU, and Texas A&M and then taking unofficial visits to Baylor, TCU, LSU, Florida, and USC.
The notable omission on that list? The Longhorns, which is a large part of the reason why head coach Charlie Strong's program didn't make the cut for Delpit -- he simply isn't familiar with Texas.
Whether the 'Horns are out of it completely may depend on getting Delpit on campus in the near future. However, since he's a Louisiana native, a visit may not make a difference, as he's likely to sign with the Tigers next February:
Delpit is the No. 155 prospect overall, the No. 12 safety, and the No. 23 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. In the 247Sports rankings, the Houston Lamar product is ranked much more highly -- No. 59 overall, No. 4 at safety, and No. 8 in Texas.