On Thursday, standout Arlington Lamar defensive tackle Bobby Brown announced his decision date on Twitter:
PSA ~ I’m committing tomorrow‼️— I hate OL's (@tre_brown8700) October 26, 2017
The Texas Longhorns are one of the 20 schools in pursuit of the 6’4, 275-pounder, but are most likely on the outside looking in during the final hours of Brown’s recruitment.
The strongest contenders are Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M — the Crimson Tide and Sooners have both hosted the consensus four-star prospect for official visits in recent weeks. So has Florida State.
However, the biggest tip-off could be the timing of what may be his last official visit, as Brown is scheduled to be in College Station on Friday. The Aggies also have most of the perceived recent momentum, with four of the last five 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions favoring Texas A&M.
If the Aggies do secure a commitment from Brown, the job status of head coach Kevin Sumlin could factor into Brown’s recruitment, as schools like Alabama and Oklahoma won’t stop recruiting the talented defensive lineman if he commits to another school. And Sumlin is still fighting to remain employed by the Aggies.
Whatever ends up happening with the nation’s consensus No. 14 defensive tackle, it likely won’t involve Texas. That’s unfortunate for the ‘Horns, because Brown projects as a potential difference-maker in college.