The Texas Longhorns are one of five programs remaining for Tenaha linebacker Jeremy Patton, who released the list of his top five schools on Monday.
Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, and Michigan are the other finalists for the 6’1, 210-pounder who has played running back, wide receiver, and linebacker for Tenaha.
The Longhorns got Patton on campus in early June for an official visit.
Baylor and Michigan also landed official visits from Patton, who has yet to trip to Fayetteville and Baton Rouge, visits that could alter the current trajectory of his recruitment, which has seemingly trended in favor of Texas even before Patton made it to the Forty Acres.
A consensus three-star prospect, Patton is ranked as the No. 591 player nationally and the No. 62 linebacker, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
For the Longhorns, Patton is more valuable than his ranking as position coach Jeff Choate looks to add to a class that currently features only one other linebacker pledge in Arlington Martin’s Trevell Johnson.