A longtime high-priority target for the Texas Longhorns has moved back his decision date.
Per 247Sports, five-star Waco Connally defensive back Kobe Black originally intended to make his college commitment on November 29th.
Now the decision is going to come a little bit later than anticipated.
Rivals100 CB Kobe Black was set to announce his college decision on Wednesday. Scheduling conflict at his school has delayed that decision. I'm told it should happen next week sometime. #Longhorns very much involved for the elite defender. pic.twitter.com/4UlwTYeYUz— Jason Suchomel (@OB_JasonS) November 27, 2023
On Wednesday, Black set his new commitment date.
BREAKING: Elite 2024 CB Kobe Black tells me he will announce his Commitment on December 13th— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) November 29, 2023
The 6’2 190 CB from Waco, TX is the 2nd highest-ranked uncommitted recruit in the ‘24 Class
Where Should He Go? https://t.co/K3Rfm1xrrG pic.twitter.com/DT8DZ9xWO2
Black has been at the top of the big board for Steve Sarkisian and his staff for some time now and the Longhorns have long been thought to be in the catbird seat to earn his commitment come decision time. Back in August, Black announced his top five programs and it consisted of LSU, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas, and Texas A&M.
Texas A&M has tried to get their foot in the door in this recruitment with Black after hosting him late in the summer for an unofficial visit. The Aggies had Black on the docket to visit officially in early October, but ultimately that visit was canceled and Black made his way to watch Texas play Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl that same weekend.
Black has several ties to Texas, as he already has two former teammates in Austin in Jelani McDonald and Tre Wisner and he is also tight with Texas commit Colin Simmons. Austin being just a quick trip down the road definitely doesn’t hurt the sales pitch, as the Longhorn staff is certainly pushing to keep him home.
We will not have to wait much longer to see what Black’s college destination will be.