The final official visit weekend for the Texas Longhorns before National Signing Day on Wednesday will include Duncanville cornerback Ennis Rakestraw, who tweeted early Friday afternoon that he’s on his way to the Forty Acres.
Securing the final official visit from Rakestraw was not a particularly easy task for the Longhorns — Texas didn’t offer until three weeks ago and didn’t officially hire new cornerbacks coach Jay Valai until the following Monday.
At the time, Rakestraw planned to visit Miami, Missouri, and Michigan State during the three weekends in January. Georgia was also set to receive a visit at one point, but eventually it was Alabama and Missouri that were able to get Rakestraw on campus before he decided to visit Texas.
While those three schools are the expected finalists for Rakestraw, he hasn’t officially narrowed his list yet ahead of his decision on National Signing Day.
Beating out Alabama may be a difficult task, though — Rakestraw called it his dream school when the Crimson Tide offered and made a similar comment after his official visit.
Despite those public statements, there isn’t yet a consensus about where he’ll end up, largely because the ability for Rakestraw to play in his home state with his former high school teammate Ja’Quinden Jackson could end up influencing his recruitment in the final hours. Right now, there’s only one 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction and that has Rakestraw headed to Alabama.
A consensus three-star prospect, Rakestraw is ranked as the No. 896 player nationally and the No. 71 cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.