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4-star Texas RB target Cedric Baxter Jr. set to announce on Wednesday

The Florida product is considered a heavy lean to the Longhorns head of his decision.

Back in June, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater running back Cedric Baxter Jr. announced his top four schools and the Texas Longhorns are still in the mix for the nation’s No. 4 running back, who will make his decision on Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Central.

The Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes, and Texas A&M Aggies are the other three finalists for Baxter, whose only official visit so far was to the Forty Acres earlier this month, though he also took a recent unofficial visit to College Station and tripped to Gainesville twice.

With DeSoto product Tre Wisner committed to Texas and former commit Rueben Owens II pledged to Louisville, Baxter has emerged as the top target for a second running back spot in the class. And the odds of Baxter taking that spot seem high, especially since the commitment of Arch Manning, which helped serve as the catalyst for three 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions in favor of Baxter pledging to the Longhorns. With a little more than a day until Baxter announces, there are now five Crystal Ball predictions for Texas, as well as eight Rivals FutureCasts.

A consensus four-star prospect, Baxter is ranked as the No. 48 player nationally and the No. 11 player in Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.