Only four schools remain in the mix with Cuero tight end Bralen Taylor and among those are the Texas Longhorns, joined by Baylor, Oregon and Ole Miss, Taylor announced on Tuesday evening.
A three-star prospect, Taylor holds 14 offers to date and among those that didn’t survive the recent cut are Florida, Georgia, Houston, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and TCU.
In regards to Texas, Taylor has been on campus throughout the past couple months as he attended the Longhorns junior day in February and then made a return trip to Austin for the spring game. It’s worth noting, though, that unlike his other finalists, Taylor doesn’t currently hold a Texas offer, which speaks equal parts to his interest in the Longhorns and the staff prioritizing other options at this point, such as Malcolm Epps and Mustapha Muhammad.
That said, Muhammad looks bound for Michigan and with tight end being such a critical need this cycle, Taylor’s offer may finally come sooner than later.
A 6’7, 221-pound prospect, Taylor ranks as the nation’s No. 571 player, No. 24 tight end and the No. 67 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.