The Texas Longhorns have another in-state prospect on the recruiting radar as the coaching staff pursues linebackers in the 2020 recruiting class, with Todd Orlando extending an offer to Lamar Consolidated running back Taye McWilliams on Thursday evening.
#AGTG blessed to receive an offer from the university of Texas after a great conversation with @CoachTOrlando pic.twitter.com/nhj7AtibK2— Taye Mcwilliams (@TayeMcwilliams) October 25, 2019
The 6’1.5, 202-pounder currently holds six other offers — Arkansas, Houston, SMU, Texas Tech, and Tulsa — but committed to Baylor in late March.
The longtime pledge of McWilliams to the Bears and the fact that the Longhorns are asking him to give up having the football in his hands will in all likelihood complicate the task of convincing the consensus three-star prospect to flip his pledge.
The hope is that McWilliams will recognize that while he’s a good high school running back and could be a solid contributor at the position in college, his high-level athleticism (sub 4.5 40, 38-inch vertical leap) could potentially make him an NFL-caliber prospect on defense.
McWilliams is ranked as the No. 596 player nationally and the No. 42 running back, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.