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4-star LSU safety commit Caden Sterns visited Texas on Saturday

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Could Texas be gearing up for a strong push for the elite in-state talent?

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The day after Tom Herman was hired as Charlie Strong’s successor at Texas, Cibolo Steele safety Caden Sterns announced his commitment to the LSU Tigers.

Sterns’ solid pledge, along with the Longhorns prioritizing a handful of other high-level safety prospects, has equated to minimal mutual interest between Texas and the elite in-state talent, but that may now be changing.

According to multiple reports, Sterns made the short trek from Cibolo to Austin on Saturday and unofficially visited the Forty Acres.

While finally hosting Sterns nine months before National Signing Day is a drop in the pond regarding the recruiting effort the staff will need to put forth to lure the four-star LSU pledge away from Ed Orgeron and Dave Aranda, it could signify the beginning of a heavy push.

Elsewhere, Texas is in a great position to ultimately land a pair of high-level safeties in BJ Foster and DeMarvion Overshown, but Sterns is nothing short of an elite coverage safety and worth a serious look from the staff in Austin.

The more difficult task will likely be getting Sterns to reciprocate that interest after he’s remained so solid to his LSU pledge since committing.

At 6’1, 192 pounds, Sterns is ranked as the nation's No. 39 player, No. 4 safety and the No. 5 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.