On Saturday, the Texas Longhorns held another scrimmage as spring practice as down to the last handful of practices and a handful of top recruits were once again on campus:
April 7, 2018
From left to right, that’s Conroe Oak Ridge offensive tackle Tyler Johnson, West Mesquite wide receiver Dylan Wright, Director of Recruiting Bryan Carrington, Cuero wide receiver Jordan Whittington, and Katy Cinco Ranch linebacker David Gbenda.
Johnson is considered a heavy Texas lean and stands as the most important target at offensive tackle, while Wright’s ball skills make him one of the top wide receivers in the state.
Following recent visits to Notre Dame and Ohio State, Texas should further consolidate momentum with Wright — in recent days, there have been three 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for the Longhorns. In fact, Texas is probably the leader now. Getting Wright on campus is an important development, especially since Whittington, the most important recruiter among the current commits, is also in town.
Master Plans! @DeunteWright pic.twitter.com/c1hYEqq3nR— Jordan Whittington (@J_Whitt3) April 7, 2018
Other targets, like Nolan Catholic edge rusher NaNa Osafo-Mensah, are taking notice:
I dig it a lot. Think we can start something special— NaNa Osafo-Mensah (@NaNaOsafo2) April 7, 2018
Then, at linebacker, Gbenda is the top target in the state and a key piece defensive coordinator Todd Orlando wants to add to the linebacker corps moving forward after landing a big commitment from California product De’Gabriel Floyd last weekend. Texas is considered the runaway leader for Gbenda.
In the 2020 class, Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans made yet another journey to Austin after recently visiting Oklahoma:
Austin, Tx— 3Era (@Runzekerun01) April 7, 2018
A 2021 prospect was on campus, too — Katy Taylor offensive tackle Hayden Conner:
Great day on the 40 Acres with @CoachHand and the @TexasFootball O-line! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/6kkAqSjdHw— Hayden Conner (@HaydenConner) April 7, 2018
The 6’6, 300-pounder already holds six offers, including Kansas State, Miami, Nebraska, and Texas A&M.
Credit the entire staff for getting the top targets on campus since National Signing Day and making big impressions across the board — there’s plenty of reason for optimism with the 2019 recruiting class right now.