On Monday evening, Texas Longhorns safety target Atanza Vongor announced that head coach Tom Herman’s program is among his top three schools:
Top 3!— Atanza Vongor (@atanzav) February 28, 2017
I'm staying in Texas!
My Decision will be made soon
Stay tuned! #CarterBoys18 #revolution18 #BaylorLit18. Edit by-@DelheyKyle pic.twitter.com/hb4RZZH6E2
The South Grand Prairie product, who is ranked as the No. 13 safety in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, visited Texas over the weekend for the junior day event.
Great time in ATX today. Glory to God for the opportunities! @nofear_2 @WakeEmUp9 @CoachTomHerman. #revolution18 pic.twitter.com/MTvRzR5UWt— Atanza Vongor (@atanzav) February 26, 2017
Vongor narrowed his focus from the nearly 20 schools that make up his offer list down to the three in-state schools.
Right now, it appears that the local Horned Frogs hold the lead — all of the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions currently favor TCU, including two cast on Monday.
In a strong year for defensive backs in the state, losing out on the consensus four-star prospect would not represent a huge blow to recruiting efforts at the position, especially since Oklahoma native Patrick Fields is also considering the Longhorns.
Of course, it’s never ideal to miss on a talented prospect targeted by the coaching staff, so if the 6’1, 200-pounder does opt to pick head coach Gary Patterson’s program, it would put more pressure on position coach Craig Naivar to land a top talent like Angleton’s BJ Foster.