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Texas hosting Texas A&M DL commit DeMarvin Leal on official visit

So you’re saying there’s a chance?

DeMarvin Leal

A surprise visitor is on the Forty Acres Saturday, as Texas A&M Aggies commit DeMarvin Leal is taking his official visit with the Texas Longhorns, according to multiple reports.

The important news comes days after cornerbacks coach Jason Washington and defensive line coach Oscar Giles were the first coaches to stop by Converse Judson to visit with Leal during the spring evaluation period. Apparently the visit was successful in convincing Leal to use his official visit to Austin.

The 6’4, 280-pounder sent shockwaves through the Texas fanbase when he committed to the Aggies in mid-April days after an official visit in College Station.

The question at the time was whether the Longhorns would still have the opportunity to get him on campus once again. Now that question is answered in the affirmative, indicating that Texas still has a chance.

For either school, flipping commits from the other program is a pretty far occurrence — the most notable players to do so in recent years were linebacker Otaro Alaka and defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson following Mack Brown’s resignation in 2014.

So history suggests that it will be difficult for the Horns to land Leal’s signature later in the process, but clearly it’s not an impossibility.