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Texas Longhorns Thursday recruiting notes

The latest developments on the recruiting trail.

Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray
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Horns_bullet_mediumBad news with the quarterbacks?

After the euphoria of Kyler Murray's visit last week and the official visit from Kai Locksley that went so well over the weekend, it's perhaps relevant to note that while neither prospect gave any indications that they will sign with Texas A&M and Florida State, respectively, they are still committed to other programs.

And according to one source, Murray will stick with the Aggies, the first substantive reports of its kind to emerge since his mid-week visit to Austin:

Since the Aggies and then Longhorns will have in-home visits with Murray Thursday and Friday, there's still plenty of chance for that to change. It's also a bit surprising to have any information of that type come out since the Murray family has kept everything so tightly under wraps.

Was the source from the A&M side or the Murray side? Impossible to know, but if that little tidbit came from someone associated with the Aggies, it would be less concerning than if it came out from the family.

So it may not mean much, but it does illustrate the uphill battle that Texas still faces to land Murray.

The same is also true of Locksley, though to a lesser extent.

The Seminoles made their final pitch to the longtime commit on Wednesday evening:

The good news is there are no indications that he's put off his National Signing Day decision, so Texas is still in on this one, but flipping Locklsey may be more difficult now after the in-home visit.

Horns_bullet_mediumHorns looking for another Fox end?

One of the defensive end/outside linebacker prospects who has been on the Texas radar at times is offensive guard commit Patrick Vahe's Euless Trinity teammate Tipa Galeai. In fact, after the recent decommitment of Burton athlete Louis Brown, who was slated for the hybrid Fox end position at Texas, head coach Charlie Strong stopped by to check on Galeai on Wednesday night:

As the tweet indicates, it's probably a no go for Texas, but don't be surprised if Texas keeps trying to add a player at the position since there isn't great depth with the loss of Brown.

Horns_bullet_mediumNational Signing Day notes

Since there are a number of prospects who could commit to Texas next Wednesday, the timing of head coach Charlie Strong's press conference should give an indication of when all the pledges will be made:

The press conference will come after six hours of Longhorn Network National Signing Day programming:

Host Lowell Galindo, analyst Ricky Williams and reporter Jane Slater will be live from the Texas campus from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., while Kevin Dunn, Ahmad Brooks, David Thomas and Max Olson will break down each recruit in the 2015 class from the LHN studio.

For those interested, there will also be a Longhorn Extra Signing Day Special that airs at 5:30 p.m. CT.

ESPN plans to release the commitment times at some point in the coming days.