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Texas still trending with CB Davante Davis before announcement

The new year could well bring some good news for Charlie Strong and his defensive assistants.

Davante Davis at a Nike event
Davante Davis at a Nike event
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The Texas Longhorns could pick up the first commitment of the Malik Jefferson era at Texas when Homestead (Fla.) Booker T Washington cornerback Davante Davis decides on Thursday between the Horns and the Florida State Seminoles.

He could receive some familiar company in the 2015 Texas recruiting class when star tight end Devonaire Clarington commits on Saturday at the 2015 US Army All-American Bowl. In Clarington's 247Sports Crystal Ball, the Longhorns have been trending in recent weeks.

As for Davis, Texas has also been surging since he declared the Noles and Horns his co-leaders back in early December. Since then, nine of the 12 predictions in Davis' Crystal Ball have come in for head coach Charlie Strong's program:

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A commitment from Davis would provide Texas with the first true cornerback commit of the class with several key in-state targets still left on the board in Gilmer's Kris Boyd and Houston Lamar's Holton Hill. Ranked as a consensus four-star prospect, the 6'3, 200-pounder is the No. 26 cornerback nationally and the No. 42 player in the state of Florida.

Landing Davis could also help consolidate some Florida momentum ahead of the pledges of Clarington and Miami (Fla.) Westminster safety Tim Irvin, who will also commit at the Army Bowl on Saturday. As with Clarington and Davis, the Horns have been trending with him as well.

If all of those dominoes fall on Thursday and Saturday, it would provide Texas with four commitments from the so-called Florida Five, a group headed by linebacker commit Cecil Cherry that also includes wide receiver Gilbert Johnson, another Miami-area product who is currently at Georgia Prep in efforts to qualify.

So a serious Florida connection could be coming to the Lone Star State, starting on Thursday.