The weekend is upon us, which means Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns are set to host a handful of high-level prospects.
Unlike on many other occasions, this visit weekend won’t feature recruits in bulk, but those set to tour the Forty Acres are among the very best in the nation, including a talent who may be a Longhorn within the coming days.
- Owen Pappoe — 5-star OLB — Loganville (Ga.) Grayson
The top-ranked outside linebacker prospect in the country, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson is using his third official visit this spring on a trip to the Forty Acres, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Owen Pappoe has overwhelming interest in the Longhorns. Yes, he’s giving Texas an extra look and the Longhorns could making things interesting if they’re able to absolutely blow him away over the weekend, but with his commitment date set for May 1, there’s little reason to believe the Georgia native won’t side with the Bulldogs or Auburn in the coming days.
- Bru McCoy — 5-star ATH — Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Elite California athlete Bru McCoy will be making his first trip to the Forty Acres, and Texas is certainly in a good position early. McCoy’s Crystal Ball will tell you that USC is the overwhelming favorite with all 12 of his Crystal Ball picks, and it may be true that the Trojans will be hard to beat, but the Longhorns will have a say in this recruitment. While his first trip to Texas will be on an unofficial basis, McCoy and his family are already eying an official visit to Austin during the fall, thanks in large part to their relationship with the staff, as McCoy’s father Horace told The Football Brainiacs.
- Kenyatta Watson II — 4-star S — Loganville (Ga.) Grayson
Texas has an ideal chance to seal the deal with elite Loganville (Ga.) Grayson safety Kenyatta Watson II this weekend. After officially visiting Notre Dame weeks ago, Watson enters his Texas official visit just days before his May 1 commitment date, and all signs point towards Watson siding with the Longhorns. His Crystal Ball is currently at 100 percent in favor of Texas, and despite noting numerous times that he’s torn between the Texas and Notre Dame, it would be a major surprise if Watson isn’t a Longhorn in the coming days.
- Christian Harris — 4-star ATH — Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab
Just weeks ago, Christian Harris included the Longhorns in his top 10, and the Baton Rouge native is now set for his first trip to Texas. This being his first time on campus, the door is open for Herman and his staff staff to leave a lasting impression, and based on the current outlook, they’ll need to. Alabama and LSU are currently the frontrunners in Harris’ recruitment.
- Kenyon Jackson, a four-star receiver out of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson, was scheduled to officially visit Texas over the weekend, but then just days ago, the 6-foot-6 prospect announced his commitment to Texas A&M. Not surprisingly, he isn’t visiting Texas, at least at this point.