The Texas Longhorns are still in contention for the services of Lewisville wide receiver Tyrell Shavers, who included the Longhorns among his top 10 schools in a list released Thursday morning via Twitter:
There are five SEC schools on the list, so that conference in general may represent the biggest competition for the Longhorns, with the Crimson Tide seemingly in the best position of those schools. One notable omission is the Texas A&M Aggies, perhaps as a result of the fallout from wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead subtweeting Tate Martell after his decommitment. The latest bad news for Texas A&M illustrates why head-to-head battles between the Aggies and Longhorns won't define the 2017 recruiting class, a marked change from recent years.
Shavers saw his stock take off in March after an incredible testing performance at The Opening Dallas Regional camp at which he posted an incredible SPARQ rating of 138 by running a laser-timed 4.38 40-yard dash, recording a 4.09 shuttle, and registering a vertical leap of 36.3 inches. Any of those numbers would be impressive for any prospect in any context, but considering that Shavers is 6'6 and 202 pounds makes his testing results rather otherworldly.
Texas offered in the immediate aftermath and may be one of the schools standing out among the 10 he's still considering, as the only 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction currently favors the Longhorns. Since Shavers hasn't visited since picking up his offer, so that prediction seems a little bit premature, but it does seem safe to say that the 'Horns are well positioned with the rising prospect.
Now a consensus four-star prospect, Shavers is the No. 207 player nationally, the No. 26 wide receiver, and the No. 33 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.