With numerous pledges, summer visits, and unofficial visitors, the Texas Longhorns continue a busy stretch of recruiting on Wednesday by hosting Flowood (Miss.) Northwest Rankin strong-side defensive end Nik Hogan:
Visiting Texas tomorrow morning— Nikolas Hogan (@nikhogan10) June 7, 2017
With Katy strong-side defensive end Max Wright committing to Texas A&M on Friday and unlikely to seriously consider Texas unless there’s a coaching change in College Station and the ‘Horns get hot on the football field this fall (and perhaps not even at that time), the coaching staff is continuing to evaluate prospects at the position.
Hogan is a relatively under-the-radar option for Texas, as he only holds one Power Five offer at this time — from home-state Mississippi State, currently considered the leader in his recruitment.
With the spring evaluation period now over and Hogan still without offers from other regional Power Five programs, the ‘Horns will likely continue evaluating him into the fall.
However, Horns247 is reporting that Hogan “caught the attention” of Oscar Giles, the Texas defensive line coach, when he camped in Austin on Tuesday evening, which presumably precipitated the Wednesday visit.
Ranked as the No. 808 player nationally, the 6’5, 265-pounder is considered the No. 35 strong-side defensive end, and the No. 18 player in Mississippi, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.