The list of official visitors for the Texas Longhorns this month keeps on growing, with Thibodaux (La.) cornerback Amik Robertson joining the group on January 20, a source told 247Sports.
The 5’9, 165-pounder doesn’t currently hold an offer from the Longhorns as the staff considers him for the final spot in the secondary. And it may not come, either, depending on how Tom Herman and his secondary coaches feel about the prospects with higher-rated players like Kendall Sheffield, Chevin Calloway, and Kamren Curl.
A September pledge to Louisiana Tech has so far held true for Robertson, who chose the in-state program over offers from Arizona and Cincinnati.
The consideration of Robertson and pursuit of Calloway indicate that Herman isn’t as concerned as former head coach Charlie Strong about height with his cornerbacks. As a back-up plan, Robertson is a solid athlete who ran a 4.62 40-yard dash and 4.35 shuttle, while posting a 34.6-inch vertical leap at a Nike event.
Adding depth in the secondary is also clearly a priority for Herman and his staff to avoid a small class with holes in it and Robertson represents some insurance in that regard.
A consensus mid three-star prospect, Robertson is the No. 651 player nationally, the No. 63 cornerback, and the No. 28 player in Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.