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Texas offers top-ranked 2018 OT Jackson Carman

Tom Herman and the ‘Horns are now in the mix for one of the nation’s premier 2018 prospects.


Five-star 2018 offensive tackle prospect Jackson Carman added a Texas Longhorns offer to a lengthy list of potential suitors on Thursday afternoon.

Now including his Longhorns offer, the Fairfield (Oh.) product holds 37 offers from prominent programs around the nation, such as Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and LSU, among a host of other Power 5 heavy hitters.

Considering he’s such an elite out-of-state target, Texas running game coordinator and running backs coach Stan Drayton is the likely lead recruiter for Carman, as he has recruiting ties within the state and has found substantial success recruiting national prospects. Expect new Longhorns offensive coordinator Tim Beck, who just came to Austin from Ohio State, to pitch in on Carman’s recruitment, as well, and the expected emphasis is for good reason.

The 6’6, 290-pound target ranks as 2018’s No. 8 overall recruit and the No. 1 offensive tackle in his class, per 247Sports Composite. The Buckeyes currently hold all 13 of his Crystal Ball projections.