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4-star WR Al’vonte Woodard lists Texas in Top 5

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Texas should feel good about where it stands with Woodard, but there’s still work to do.

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Only five schools remain in the mix with Houston Lamar wide receiver Al’vonte Woodard.

On Thursday evening, the four-star prospect trimmed his recruitment from his early April top 10 to just Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, Ohio State and the Texas Longhorns

Largely considered a Texas lean, Woodard’s recruitment is a much closer race than some may realize. The Aggies are firmly in the mix here and the Buckeyes will remain a threat to Tom Herman and his staff’s pursuit of a key target.

Woodard doesn’t plan on shutting his recruitment down and making a decision until after his senior season, which may be extended well into December as part of a loaded Houston Lamar squad that also includes Texas targets Anthony Cook, D’shawn Jamison, Ta’Zhawn Henry and Joshua Landry, among others. Between now and then, getting Woodard back on campus for throughout the summer and fall and winning on the field in 2017 will certainly help the ‘Horns case. Since picking up his January offer, Woodard has already visited Texas for junior day in February and the spring game in April.

A priority prospect, Woodard, along with Brennan Eagles and Jaylen Waddle make up what would realistically serve as the ideal wide receiving class, which already features Justin Watkins.

The Longhorns currently hold all nine of Woodard’s Crystal Ball projections.

Woodard ranks as the nation’s No. 70 player, No. 12 wide receiver and the No. 7 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.