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5-star Texas WR target Jordan Whittington set to decide

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After several tentative commitment dates over the last year or so, Cuero wide receiver Jordan Whittington plans on ending his recruitment on March 10, according to a tweet sent last week.

On Wednesday, Whittington confirmed that he will make his decision at 2 p.m. CT between Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, and UCLA:

A decision has been in the works for some time and the Texas Longhorns are still strongly in contention after hosting the consensus five-star prospect for the Oklahoma basketball game in early February.

Whittington previously visited Texas A&M for a Junior Day in late January and then took a subsequent visit to UCLA.

Those are the three programs considered to have the most credible shot of landing the 6’1, 198-pounder. Since last summer, however, the Longhorns have held all the momentum in the 247Sports Crystal Ball projections, with the Aggies securing only one prediction since that surge began.

The biggest unknown is whether the Bruins made enough of an impression on Whittington to earn a commitment from him. Right now, the guess is that this remains a race between the Longhorns and Aggies, with the Bruins and the Gators on the outside looking in.

With a number of the top prospects in the state no longer considering Texas or committed to or leaning towards Texas A&M, landing Whittington is all the more important — he could become a leader in the class and help the coaching reel in other top targets.

Ranked as the No. 26 player overall, Whittington is the No. 4 wide receiver nationally and the No. 3 prospect in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.