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Texas OT commit Toby Weathersby visits Texas A&M

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Should Longhorns fans be concerned?

Toby Weathersby in 2013
Toby Weathersby in 2013
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

The last several weeks have featured Texas Longhorns commits taking visits to other schools and last weekend was no exception, as Houston Westfield offensive tackle Toby Weathersby tripped to College Station, according to his 247Sports profile and other reports.

Texas A&M does have a commitment from his teammate Tyrie Cleveland, a 2016 wide receiver.

Pledged to the Longhorns since March 22, when Texas beat out heavily-favored Oklahoma for his services, Weathersby spoke some during the summer about taking other visits, though he said at the time that it was merely about enjoying the process, not seriously considering other programs.

Now that at least one visit has come to pass, what level of concern should there be about a possible decommitment in the future?

The recent success on the field and improvement of the offensive line should arrest any concerns about the future of the Texas program for Weathersby, while recent struggles at Texas A&M suggest that program might be heading in the opposite direction.

In that sense, the recruiting pitches for the two schools might have traded places, with Texas now selling on-field success and A&M selling the possibility of early playing time. Certainly the latter is there in College Station with both tackles departing after this season, while Texas now has a junior at left tackle and a sophomore at right tackle.

And if Weathersby does end up setting u more visits, he wouldn't be deviating from his stated intentions from the spring, but it would provide more schools the opportunity to make a recruiting pitch to him and change his mind.

Right now the threat level seems about as low as it can be for a prospect taking visits to other schools, and Texas A&M in particular, though it's hardly ideal that the visits are taking place.