As the Texas Longhorns host a key Junior Day this weekend for high school prospects, and junior college offensive tackle Willie Tyler, the staff will also carve out some time to interact with Virginia Cavaliers graduate transfer offensive guard RJ Proctor, who is set to visit:
Landing in Austin this weekend pic.twitter.com/ECcKmuaz3F— RJ Proctor (@thenamesPROCTOR) February 12, 2019
When Proctor surfaced on the radar in early January, Texas was one of close to 30 schools that had contacted him in the early days of his second recruitment.
At the time, the 6’4, 335-pounder planned on visiting Florida State and Penn State along with Texas. The Seminoles stand as a particularly significant adversary given the need for instant-impact players. Oklahoma is now in the mix as well, as Proctor plans on tripping to Norman following a recent visit from offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh.
The Longhorns can certainly offer the potential for Proctor to earn the starting role as left guard due to the departure of four-year starter Patrick Vahe. On the other side, Elijah Rodriguez is gone, as well, after his first season as a full-time starter.
Proctor suffered a knee injury in preseason camp last season that set him back, but he returned to the starting lineup in late October against Duke and remained in that role until the end of the season, albeit on a snap count. All told, Proctor started 12 games over the last three seasons for the Cavaliers, including five in 2017 when he had 22 knockdown blocks.
Texas is also targeting Georgia Tech graduate transfer offensive guard Parker Braun and has several other targets on the recruiting radar, but Proctor and Braun are alone at the top of the list right now.