On Thursday, Putnam City (Okla.) defensive end Ron Tatum ventured over the Red River to visit the Texas Longhorns:
Star #okpreps 2018 DE, Ron Tatum (@rontatum3_) says he will visit #Texas today. Tatum holds offers from #Sooners #Horns #Pokes #Bama & more.— Super K (@SuperK_TFB) February 16, 2017
Later confirmed by Horns247, the trip came on the heels of the 6’4, 260-pounder picking up an offer from Texas last month. However, Tatum hasn’t posted anything on Twitter yet about his trip.
Tatum’s stock is heating up on the recruiting trail, as he picked up an offer from Georgia on Wednesday and already holds one from Alabama. Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech have also offered, in addition to home-state Oklahoma.
As one might expect, the Sooners are considered the early favorite, as Putnam City is a suburb of Oklahoma City, making Tatum a local product.
So far, all three predictions in Tatum’s 247Sports Crystal Ball favor head coach Bob Stoops and his conference title-winning program, which hosted the big defensive end in late January on a Junior Day visit.
With that being said, getting the consensus four-star prospect on campus was a good sign for the Longhorns.
Tatum is the No. 7 strong-side defensive end and the No. 5 player in Oklahoma, in addition to ranking as the No. 179 player nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.