The ‘Horns are hungry for pass-catchers, and Tom Herman is looking at a homegrown product.
Texas Longhorns football offered Austin native and three-star 2019 WR Elijah Higgins on Wednesday afternoon, according to Higgins’ Twitter.
Despite Higgins attending Austin’s Bowie High School, the ‘Horns are far from the first major program to enter his recruitment. Higgins already holds 19 other offers besides Texas, including Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Louisville.
Higgins is ranked as the No. 413 player nationally, the No. 63 wide receiver, and the No. 49 player in Texas.
At Bowie High School last fall, Higgins caught 26 passes for 425 yards and six touchdowns.
With a 6’3, 215 pound frame, the hometown product offers serious size and athleticism to match. Higgins has a vast amount of potential and should see his recruiting ranking continue to rise.
Higgins is the tenth 2019 receiver to earn a Texas offer, as it appears that Tom Herman and his staff are making wideouts a priority in the class after losing redshirt freshman Reggie Hemphill-Mapps to transfer.
The Longhorns should be a heavy favorite to land the three-star prospect. Six experts on 247’s Crystal Ball have already predicted that Higgins will stay close to home and pick the ‘Horns. In his offer announcement, Higgins Tweeted “this one’s special.”