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Nation’s No. 1 WR Terrace Marshall sets Texas official visit

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Texas will have a huge opportunity to impress the elite Louisiana native during his OV next month.

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Elite Bossier City Parkway (La.) wide receiver Terrace Marshall is gearing up for his five official visits throughout the next two months and Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns are among those that will play host.

The nation’s top-ranked wide receiver prospect, Marshall has locked in official visits to Florida State on Oct. 21, Texas A&M on Oct. 28, Alabama on Nov. 4, Texas on Nov. 11, and LSU on Nov. 25, per ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton

As far as the ‘Horns are concerned, Texas has never been considered the team to beat in the five-star wide receiver’s recruitment. Even his other options — Alabama, Texas A&M and Florida State — appear to be pipe dreams, as the Louisiana native has been widely projected to remain close to home and side with LSU once its all said and done.

The Tigers will receiver his final official visit and currently hold 96 percent of Marshall’s Crystal Ball projections.

That said, while there’s little reason to believe Marshall will ultimately join the nation’s No. 2-raned class in Austin, Herman and his staff have proven that they can change things in their favor in a hurry once a recruit actually steps foot on campus, just as they did with elite Houston Lamar cornerback Anthony Cook.

If Texas does roll out the burnt orange carpet and somehow becomes a true threat to LSU down the stretch, the fact that the ‘Horns already hold pledges from Brennan Eagles, Al’vonte Woodard and Rondale Moore, while remaining heavily in the mix with Jaylen Waddle and Tommy Bush becomes irrelevant. A unique talent who has all the makings of a star at the next level, Marshall is the kind of prospect you simply make room for, regardless of how little the need at wide receiver is once that time comes.

Will Texas be able to do enough to even put itself in such a position? We’ll know following his Nov. 11 official visit.

A 6’2.5, 192-pound prospect, Marshall is ranked as the nation’s No. 8 player, No. 1 wide receiver and the No. 1 player in Louisiana, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.