The on-again, off-again pursuit of Thibodaux (La.) cornerback Amik Robertson by the Texas Longhorns hit the on-again stage on Wednesday evening when head coach Tom Herman extended an offer to the consensus three-star prospect:
The former Louisiana Tech commit first surfaced on the Texas radar early in January, when he tentatively set up an official visit to Austin scheduled for January 20.
However, Robertson ended up canceling that trip and using his second January official visit to travel to Houston.
This weekend, the 5’9, 165-pounder is set to visit home-state LSU, which offered him back on January 13. Right now, it’s unlikely that the offer from the ‘Horns will convince him to drop that trip unless the Tigers suddenly don’t have a spot available at cornerback.
Right now, LSU only has Kary Vincent committed at the position and 20 prospects in the class overall, including six early enrollees, so there should still be space for Robertson.
Had head coach Tom Herman and his staff offered Robertson earlier in the month, the ‘Horns might be in a better position
Perhaps the bigger question right now is whether this offer is a sign about how the staff feels regarding its chances with former Cedar Park cornerback Javelin Guidry, who is also considering Utah in advance of his decision scheduled for National Signing Day.
With Vincent now essentially off the board and Chevin Calloway likely headed to Arkansas, Guidry is now even more important to the class as Herman tries to fill the final spot in the secondary.