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4-star LA OT Adrian Ealy includes Texas in his top 12

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Such a large list doesn't normally mean that much, but this one does mean the 'Horns are at least sort of in the mix.

Adrian Ealy
Adrian Ealy
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Recruiting efforts in The Boot continue for the Texas Longhorns and got some positive feedback on Friday when Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab offensive tackle Adrian Ealy included the 'Horns in his top 12 schools that he released via Twitter:

One of the few pure offensive tackles to hold an offer from Texas, the 6'7, 280-pounder has been on the radar since visiting for a summer camp in 2014 and picking up his offer from former offensive line coach Joe Wickline two days later. Since then, he hasn't shown much interest in head coach Charlie Strong's program.

And seriously contending for Ealy doesn't seem especially likely since he's taken numerous visits to see LSU, his leader since late June last year and the school that holds all 17 of his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.

Ideally, Texas will identify another pure offensive tackle or two in the 2017 class other than Houston Episcopal's Walker Little, who has the 'Horns at the top of his list at the moment. Making Ealy's upcoming top five would indicate a slim opportunity to have a fighting chance with him, but he would most likely need to take a summer visit for that to truly be the case.

Ealy is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 237 player nationally, the No. 30 offensive tackle, and the No. 9 player in Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.