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Texas OC target Branson Bragg releases his top eight schools

Good new for the Longhorns at a need position.

Branson Bragg at Texas
via @bransonbragg72

On Sunday, Crandall center Branson Bragg released his list of top schools following an MVP performance at the Rivals camp in Dallas and the Texas Longhorns made the cut:

As indicated by the tweet, the other schools still in contention are Arkansas, LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Texas A&M.

The 6’4, 295-pounder received his offer from the Longhorns last June and quickly made a big impact with Bragg. Now new offensive line coach Herb Hand is working to establish a relationship with Bragg, who is doing his due diligence considering all of his options. As a result, schools like Arkansas, Stanford, and Texas A&M have emerged as legitimate threats.

The pitch for Texas is landing another offensive line class that will position the program for success in the future. With current starting center Zach Shackelford running out of eligibility following the 2019 class, Bragg is a key target, which is the staff is making clear:

Four early 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions still remain in favor of Texas, but another has gone cloudy as Bragg enters a period of his recruitment that will prove critical to his ultimate decision.

A consensus four-star prospect, Bragg is the No. 299 player nationally, the No. 2 center, and the No. 36 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.