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Key Texas DT target Du'Vonta Lampkin visiting Austin on Thursday

Can the Horns eventually land the former Sooner pledge?

Du'Vonta Lampkin at the Houston NFTC
Du'Vonta Lampkin at the Houston NFTC
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During a busy visit week, the Texas Longhorns will host another key target, this time Cy Falls defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin, who will visit on Thursday:

A consensus three-star prospect with a four-star rating from 247Sports, Lampkin is the No. 23 defensive tackle nationally and the No. 45 player in the state of Texas in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The 6'3, 291-pounder originally committed to Oklahoma in late November of 2013 three weeks after receiving his offer from the Sooners. He made it to Norman in early February for a Junior Day, but then provided some evidence of being open by attending a Texas A&M practice in April.

Lampkin picked up his offer from Texas on the 10th of that month and then visited Oklahoma two days later. It wasn't enough to solidify his commitment, however, as he opted to reopen his recruitment on April 22.

A Longhorn fan from the time that he was growing up, Lampkin has been on campus before, for the Sophomore Day last March and his 247Sports Crystal Ball currently favors Texas. In early May, he named a top three of Texas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

Offers from Arizona State, Baylor, LSU, Mississippi State, Michigan, Missouri, and Notre Dame make up the rest of the notable schools on his offer list.

Following the pledge of George Ranch defensive tackle Kingsley Keke to Texas A&M recently, the state of defensive tackle recruiting in the state of Texas is not especially positive with any other prospects, making Lampkin even more important to the class overall.

The staff still needs to find some way to add a difference-making defensive tackle to the 2015 or 2016 class. Lampkin is probably not that player because his athleticism is closer to average than to elite, but landing his services would go towards filling the needs at a position that is difficult to fill, as has become apparent from the 2013 and 2014 classes.