With one spot remaining in the secondary for the 2017 class, the Texas Longhorns remain in contention for Muskogee (Okla.) athlete Kamren Curl, who released his list of top six schools on Sunday:
Committing on National Signing Day❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/avBfxpHsNJ— K.a.m.2⃣ (@Kam__Bam__) January 1, 2017
The other schools still under consideration are Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and TCU. The Razorbacks and Sooners are set to receive official visits after the dead periods ends, with the Longhorns likely to host Curl on January 20, though those plans are still tentative.
Watch out for head coach Gary Patterson’s program, as TCU is thought to be in a favorable position with the 6’2, 180-pounder following a December official visit, though home-state Oklahoma is also a possibility.
A two-way standout for Muskogee, Curl would likely play safety for Texas. During Curl’s junior season, he recorded 89 tackles, six passes broken up, five forced fumbles, and three interceptions.
For the Longhorns to have a chance, assistant coach Derek Warehime will have to leverage the relationship that he built with Curl while recruiting him for the Cougars. Given the success Warehime had in helping Texas land fellow Oklahoma prospect Reese Leitao, don’t count out the Choctaw native and Tulsa alum — he has deep ties to the state.
Overcoming the relationships built by the other coaching staffs will be difficult, but making Curl’s latest list and working towards securing that key visit are both positive signs for Warehime and head coach Tom Herman.