2016 recruit Devwah Whaley, the nation’s No. 5 running back and No. 21 overall recruit in the state of Texas, announced the five schools still in contention for his services and the Longhorns made the cut, along with Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Georgia.
The 6’0", 205-pound Beaumont Central (TX) running back is listed as a four-star prospect, and while Texas is still heavily in the mix for the in-state running back, Oklahoma and Texas A&M are considered the favorites to land Whaley, who plans to announce his decision at the Under Armor All-American Game in January, per 247Sports.
To this point, Whaley seems to be atop the Longhorns running back prospect board. Whaley rushed for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for Beaumont Central.
This certainly serves as some good news for Charlie Strong and his staff only a week after Whaley took an unofficial visit to Texas.