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Texas Longhorns Recruiting 2014: Five new offers out

The Longhorns weren't just busy with the 2015 class in recent days, having made some moves in 2014 as well.

Koda Martin at state 7-on-7 last year
Koda Martin at state 7-on-7 last year
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

Even as 2015 recruiting gets heated up for the Texas Longhorns in the 2015 class, the focus on the 2014 group has not diminished.

Late last week and over the weekend, the Longhorns hosted and extended offers to a number of 2014 prospects who made their way to campus.

Let's take a look at the five recruits who now have offers from Texas:

Koda Martin, Manvel athlete: It's not clear exactly why it has taken so long for the 'Horns to seriously enter Martin's recruitment, but they finally have after the son of the Manvel head coach visited over the weekend and picked up an offer.

At around 6-7 and over 240 pounds, Martin could play defensive end, tight end, or offensive tackle at the next level, so he's a bit difficult to project, but he does have excellent feet for a player of his size and with his height, could still play tight end at 260 or 270 pounds, though he isn't quite the level of athlete as Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the former Texas target.

The good news is that Martin told ESPN that Texas was able to join favorites ($) Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M with the visit over the weekend, though the 'Horns are likely behind each of those other teams given that they are the latest to seriously jump into his recruitment.

Trey Lealaimatafao, San Antonio Warren defensive tackle: A bit undersized at 6-1, Lealaimatafao is one of the most coveted defensive tackles in the state and probably the best available on the board after the commitments of DeShawn Washington to Texas A&M and Zaycoven Henderson to TCU.

He visited Texas late last week and came away with an offer that should put the 'Horns in a solid position with him -- fortunately for Texas, his recruitment has just now taken off this spring, so he doesn't have a list of schools that have been pursuing him for months and months, like Martin.

Baylor and Oklahoma may represent some of the primary competition for the squatty and quick defensive tackle who can put a hurting on opponents when he makes tackles.

Sione Teuhema, Keller defensive end/outside linebacker: The older brother of 2015 offeree Maea (Tristan) Teuhema), the elder Teuhema is a 6-4, 210-pounder who is a bit like Naashon Hughes in that he could end up at either defensive end or linebacker in college and has a brother who is a massive offensive lineman.

The difference is that while Hughes moved from safety to outside linebacker and could grow into a defensive end, Teuhema already plays defensive end, but may have to transition to a hybrid pass-rushing role in college if he doesn't add some significant weight before he graduates high school.

A consensus four-star prospect by the 247Sports composite ranking, Teuhema has offers from Oregon State, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Washington State.

Andrew Beck, Plant (Fl.) middle linebacker: A Texas native who spent time growing up in Harker Heights in a military family, Beck is a pure middle linebacker prospect who has a nice blend of size and quickness. There's a chance that he could end up at H-back if he commits to Texas and there is a need there, but since the 'Horns didn't take a middle linebacker in the 2013 class, Beck could be a nice addition in 2014 if he opts to pick Texas when he announces in July ($).

Arrion Springs, San Antonio Roosevelt cornerback: A combine star who has the film to back up his impressive testing results, Springs has been considered among the best cornerbacks in the state for the last year. The problem was that he grew up as a fan of USC, which meant that he didn't like Texas so much.

Last summer, Springs flat-out said "I don't like Texas" moments after painfully recalling the loss to the Longhorns in the national championship game by the Trojans all those years ago. At the time, he was primarily looking out-of-state in recruiting.

Now, it appears that in-state schools are now factors in his recruitment, a list that could include Texas after the 'Horns extended an offer on Saturday just before Springs made his way up to Waco for the Baylor Junior Day there.

Still, it will be an uphill battle for Texas in all likelihood.