Arlington Bowie offensive guard Devon Campbell released his top five schools on Friday and the Texas Longhorns made the cut.
The other schools still in the mix include Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, and USC.
During June, the 6’3, 310-pounder took official visits to Norman and Los Angeles, leaving him three official visits remaining in the fall. Texas also hosted Campbell on an unofficial visit, an important development for new head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff, who had not been able to interact with Campbell since arriving in Austin thanks to the coronavirus-induced recruiting dead period.
The Longhorns have been the favorite for Campbell since becoming one of the first schools to offer him in December 2019 and that remains the case — all four 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction favor Texas, with the last three landing in February.
Campbell’s importance to position coach Kyle Flood’s recruiting class only intensified with the recent miss on Humble Summer Creek offensive tackle Kelvin Banks. Landing Campbell won’t solve the need for tackles, as Campbell projects as an interior prospect only, but his talent and longtime affinity for Texas make him a must-have target.
In a class that Flood wants to feature four or five offensive linemen, the Horns currently hold commitments from interior prospects Cole Hutson and Connor Robertson, though there’s a chance Robertson could play right tackle on the Forty Acres if necessary.
A consensus five-star prospect, Campbell is ranked as the No. 10 player nationally and the No. 1 interior offensive lineman, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.