After hosting upwards of 60 targets for junior day on Saturday, the Texas Longhorns will host a key target on Sunday, as four-star Delaney tight end Malcolm Epps is set to visit the Forty Acres, according to a report from Jason Suchomel of Orangebloods.
In a critical 2018 class and with tight ends being such a priority in Tom Herman’s system, the Houston area target’s importance can’t be overstated.
A former Alabama commit, Epps decommitted from the Crimson tide earlier this month at The Opening Regional in Houston, though he noted that Alabama is still firmly in the mix.
In any case, the decommitment opened up a door for Herman and the ‘Horns to make a strong push and Sunday will serve as a tremendous opportunity to spend one-on-one time with an elite in-state prospect at a position of need.
With only eight offers to date, Epps committed to Alabama last February before decommitted February 4, but the few offers he does hold are from prominent programs, such as LSU, Florida State, Texas A&M, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and of course, Texas.
Herman’s 2018 class is currently without a commit, and though it’s unlikely Sunday’s visit ends with Epps joining the burnt orange nation, the ‘Horns have an opportunity to emerge as a real power player in Epps’ recruitment going forward.
At 6’5.5, 218 pounds, Epps ranks as the nation’s No. 129 prospect, No. 6 tight end and the No. 13 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.