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Texas TE commit Major Tennison will be on flip watch during upcoming Alabama visit

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Uh oh.

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Major Tennison with Texas coaches
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In a little more than a week, Bullard tight end Major Tennison will take his second visit to see the Alabama Crimson Tide in the last four months. When that trip happens on July 21, according to his 247Sports profile, it’s possible that he will flip his commitment.

The 6’6, 245-pounder committed to the Longhorns last October, but picked up his offer from the Crimson Tide following Tennison’s Junior Day visit to Austin in late February.

It didn’t take long for the consensus three-star prospect to visit Alabama — less than two weeks. He also picked up an offer after a visit to see the Arkansas Razorbacks that week and then visited the Michigan Wolverines in early April.

The last big trip for Tennison was back to Texas for the Orange and White game, but that game wasn’t enough to convince him to shut down his recruitment, as he still has concerns about how Sterlin Gilbert’s offense will utilize the tight end this fall.

The spring-ending scrimmage probably wasn’t particularly heartening to Tennison, other than from a standpoint of available early playing time, as the players at the position failed to record any of the 26 catches.

So the prognosis isn’t great right now — Alabama now holds all five predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball, with all five of them coming in the last several days since new of Tennison’s pending visit broke.

It’s possible that he simply decommits during or after the visit and keeps the Longhorns under consideration.

A visit to Austin for Under the Lights directly after his trip to Alabama would be a huge development for Texas and the best-case scenario.

However, there’s also a reasonable chance that he switches his commitment to the reigning champions while in Tuscaloosa or shortly thereafter.

In that scenario, Texas would likely be all but eliminated, though perhaps area recruiter and position coach Jeff Traylor could weave some of his recruiting magic. Against Alabama, though? The odds wouldn’t be high, even for the masterful Traylor.