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4-star IMG Academy CB Houston Griffith includes Texas in Top 7

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Yet another elite out-of-state prospect includes the ‘Horns after his latest cut.

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Texas remains in the mix with one of nation’s premier prospects as IMG Academy cornerback Houston Griffith named the Longhorns in his top seven on Wednesday, along with Florida State, Penn State, Alabama, Nebraska, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

A four-star target, Griffith holds 37 total offers to date, with programs including Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and USC among those now on the outside looking in.

Griffith’s Texas offer came in April and the elite defensive back is yet to visit the Forty Acres, but that will be key for the ‘Horns hopes of remaining in contention going forward.

At this point, Notre Dame is considered the favorite, which has been the case for some time now. If all goes as planned within the state, though, Texas may not need Griffith’s services. The Longhorns are currently in a great position to land any combination of, if not all of Anthony Cook, D’shawn Jamison and Jalen Green, as those three headline a tremendously stacked cornerback crop in the state this cycle. In any case, Texas will surely continue to gauge Griffith’s interest, which is clearly high at this point, but the addition of intriguing in-state options and the presence of Notre Dame may be the ‘Horns downfall in this recruitment.

At 6’1, 192 pounds, Griffith ranks as the nation’s No. 51 player, No. 8 cornerback and the No. 11 player in Florida, per 247Sports Composite.