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4-star Texas WR target Dylan Wright commits to Texas A&M

The Horns have missed out on another key target at wide receiver.

Dylan Wright

In an unexpected announcement, the Texas A&M Aggies picked up a commitment from West Mesquite wide receiver Dylan Wright on Monday. Wright was a key target for the Texas Longhorns at the X position:

As with a handful of other targets at the wide receiver position who ended up heading elsewhere recently or began to trend away from the Longhorns, Wright was considered a possible Texas lean at one point in the process.

Instead, he committed to the Aggies despite originally planning to announce on National Signing Day next February.

Wright picked up his offer from Texas in January and ended up making it to campus during the spring. When Fort Worth Nolan Catholic defensive end Nana Osafo-Mensah began to more seriously consider the Horns, Wright also seemed like a legitimate option in the 2019 recruiting class.

However, Osafo-Mensah committed to the Fighting Irish in May and the Aggies were able to get Wright on campus more often in recent months, including trips in May and June. and primary recruiter Dameyune Craig was able to close with the 6’4, 213-pounder despite not holding a single 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction.

A consensus four-star prospect, Wright is ranked as the No. 122 player nationally, the No. 22 wide receiver, and the No. 20 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

With Austin Bowie wide receiver Elijah Higgins now looking likely to end up at Florida, if not Stanford, Texas is still looking for a big-bodied prospect to complement a class that currently includes Jordan Whittington, Jake Smith, and Demariyon Houston. Each of those players project at the flanker or slot positions.

Other than Higgins, the only prospective wide receiver target with that type of height who remains uncommitted is California athlete Bru McCoy, who could also receive a specialist package as a hybrid edge defender in college.

Unfortunately, McCoy continues to trend towards USC despite a visit to Austin, so the staff is likely continuing to evaluate other prospects at the position inside and outside of the state.