On Monday, the Texas Longhorns received some good news on the recruiting trail, as 2020 Houston North Forest wide receiver Demond Demas released his top five schools and the Longhorns remained in the mix:
Top 5 related that’s how it is ♂️ pic.twitter.com/G3qMOMbGHF— Mr.#1️⃣ (@DemondDemas1) July 30, 2018
As edit indicates, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma also remain contenders for the nation’s No. 3 wide receiver in the 2020 recruiting class.
Several factors are in favor of the Longhorns in this recruitment, as Demas is close friends with his teammate, offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd, who committed to Texas on Sunday. Part of the tie between the two is their mutual connection to trainer Rischad Whitfield, known as the Footwork King.
The Longhorns staff has done a good job of building a relationship with Whitfield, so head coach Tom Herman and his assistants have positioned themselves well with Demas.
In fact, the 6’4, 200-pounder has been a frequent visitor to the Forty Acres since Herman arrived. And all three 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions are in favor of Texas, with one flipped from Texas A&M in the immediate aftermath of Demas releasing his top five schools.
As a consensus five-star prospect and top-20 player nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Demas is one of the top overall targets for Texas in the 2020 class.