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Three-star CB Marques Caldwell set to decide on Saturday

The Longhorns are the favorite for a key target at cornerback.

Marques Caldwell

On Friday, Alvin cornerback Marques Caldwell released his list of top three schools, which included the Texas Longhorns:

TCU and Ole Miss are also still under consideration from the 6’1, 171-pounder who is set to announce his decision on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT.

There was plenty of initial speculation that Caldwell would end his recruitment in favor of the Longhorns in the days since he ended his pledge to the Ducks, but Texas remains in a strong position after hosting Caldwell just before the dead period started. In fact, it would be a fairly significant surprise if Caldwell committed to either TCU or Ole Miss this afternoon.

Caldwell had been on the radar for some time — he visited Austin for a Junior Day in February — before earning his offer from the coaching staff in the middle of May.

After missing on a handful of in-state targets, Texas turned the focus more heavily to Caldwell. The Horns currently have two defensive back recruits in California’s Chris Adimora, a safety, and Georgia’s Kenyatta Watson II, who can play multiple positions in the secondary.

Caldwell is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 699 player nationally, the No. 62 cornerback, and the No. 85 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.