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Five-star CB Kendall Sheffield will visit Texas

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The Horns have been trying to get the elite prospect on campus for some time.

Kendall Sheffield at the Houston SPARQ Combine
Kendall Sheffield at the Houston SPARQ Combine
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The long-awaited visit of Fort Bend Marshall cornerback Kendall Sheffield to Texas will finally happen this weekend, according to multiple reports.

One of the elite high hurdlers in the nation, the consensus five-star prospect will head over to the athletic facilities to meet with the Texas coaching staff after participating in the state track meet, where he has a legitimate chance of winning

The visit has been in the works for a while, as the 5'11, 180-pounder told SB Nation Recruiting back in early April that he was considering visiting the Longhorns for the spring game, a trip that never materialized.

Considered a strong Texas A&M lean with 96% of the projections in the 247Sports Crystal Ball having him pegged to head to College Station for college, the time spent with Sheffield and his father this weekend will be crucial if head coach Charlie Strong and his defensive staff hope to have any shot of landing the elite cover corner.

It will be the first significant face-to-face time between the Texas staff and the Sheffields since Strong took over in January, as Sheffield did not attend either Junior Day and hasn't been on campus in Austin since taking a visit last September. He had also visited the month previous.

At this point, it's hard to consider the Horns a serious contender for Sheffield -- in fact, LSU is the only other school that anyone in the Crystal Ball believes has a chance, and that's only one prediction out of 26.

In other words, barring a recruiting miracle pulled off by Strong and company, Sheffield is heading to Texas A&M.

The only real good news, other than the fact that he's finally visiting Texas again, is that he doesn't plan on making his decision until the Under Armour All-American game next January, so there is still plenty of time left in his recruitment.