According to multiple reports, longtime Texas Longhorns defensive end commit Taquon Graham will not take a previously-scheduled official visit to see the Oklahoma Sooners this weekend.
Head coach Tom Herman and defensive line coach Oscar Giles met with Graham on Thursday and were apparently able to convince the Temple product to cancel his trip to Norman.
Texas HC Tom Herman & assistant Oscar Giles with commit Taquon Graham #HookEm pic.twitter.com/mAs9op7m8R— EJ Holland (@EJHolland247) January 25, 2017
TCU had hosted Graham on an official visit last weekend following the big defensive end’s official visit to Austin, but the Sooners had seemingly loomed as the largest competitor for the Longhorns in recent weeks.
Now the Texas staff can rest easily over the next few days knowing that Graham is no longer a threat to flip to another program, which would be a serious blow to the 2017 recruiting class given the previous loss of former Liberty-Eylau defensive end Lagaryonn Carson to academic and other off-field issues.
Graham originally pledged to Texas in early September and is ranked as a consensus four-star prospect, the No. 199 player nationally, the No. 15 weak-side defensive end, and the No. 34 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.