Despite the news that Dylan Moses, the Nation's No. 2 overall 2017 recruit, won't be on campus this weekend, Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns will still host a handful of 2017 targets.
The southern hospitality began Friday with a trio of Florida targets getting a taste of Texas -- some familiar territory for Strong. Carmoni Green and Miami Central teammate Waynmon Steed were joined by Booker T. Washington (Fla.) product Sammy Laster, all of whom are on unofficial visits to Austin.
Green, a consensus three-star wide receiver, doesn't currently hold a Texas offer, although he's added offers from Florida, Miami, UCF and Louisville, among others. The 6-1, 192-pound wide out ranks as the No. 65 wide receiver in the country and No. 61 player in Florida.
Up Here At Texas #LongHorns #HookEm— 2️⃣ (@Carmoni_Green) April 1, 2016
Stud Miami Central WR Carmoni Green spending his Friday w/ Charlie Strong and #Texas https://t.co/mhwg1H45ut #HookEm pic.twitter.com/ytq7o6Nrhn— Corey Bender (@Corey_Bender) April 1, 2016
Steed visits Austin as a longtime Miami commit after being recruited by Manny Diaz. The three-star inside linebacker has been committed to the Hurricanes since February 2015, and holds offers from LSU, California, UTSA and Florida Atlantic. Steed doesn't currently hold a Longhorns offer, which could ultimately shift the landscape of his recruitment.
Had a great visit pic.twitter.com/YP5mU3AJhf— W.Steed 1️⃣ (@TheyEnvyWayne) April 1, 2016
Steed ranks as the No. 14 inside linebacker in the country and No. 62 player in Florida.
Laster, a 5-11, 193-pound unranked strong safety currently has only seen interest from the Longhorns, but Texas hasn't extended an offer to this point.
On Saturday, the Longhorns will play host to some in-state talent.
Taquon Graham, a four-star weak-side defensive end from Temple, heads to Austin on an unofficial visit with his mother. The 6'3, 251-pound Graham ranks as the No. 140 player nationally and No. 9 weak-side defensive end, and currently holds offers from Texas, TCU, Baylor, Texas A&M and Oklahoma, among others. The Longhorns are currently the favorites to land Graham.
Fast-rising Lake Dallas cornerback Kobe Boyce is set to join Graham at Texas. The three-star target ranks as the No. 75 cornerback nationally and No. 105 player in Texas, and holds offers from Texas A&M, Baylor, Houston, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, among others. The Longhorns are yet to extend an offer, but that may change soon with Boyce's stock rapidly rising.
Darrion "Speedy" Green will also be on campus this weekend to visit Strong and the Longhorns. A three-star Dallas Woodrow Wilson athlete, Green holds one offer from Michigan, but has drawn interest from multiple schools including BYU, Houston, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
ATX #HookEm pic.twitter.com/aixqeihMSu— Darrion Green™ (@SpeedyGreen6) April 1, 2016
Green hasn't received a Texas offer, but he attended Texas' Junior Day in late February. Green ranks as the nation's No. 98 athlete, and No. 168 player in Texas.
Collectively, five of the six targets on campus are currently without a Texas offer. That may change in the coming days, and if it does, the Longhorns could headline a few more recruitments for the time being.