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4-star TE Malcolm Epps names Texas in Top 6

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The Longhorns have emerged as the heavy favorite in yet another recruitment.

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Following a Tuesday visit to the Forty Acres, Spring Dekaney tight end Malcolm Epps released his top six and as expected, the Texas Longhorns remain in the mix, along with UCLA, Florida, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Alabama.

Though the four-star prospect just released a top six, there were rumblings throughout Monday and Tuesday that the Longhorns’ recruiting momentum may continue with Epps pulling the trigger and joining Tom Herman’s 2018 class on Tuesday.

That didn’t happen, but Texas is now the overwhelming favorite in Epps’ recruitment and his interest in the Longhorns is becoming increasingly public, as in the case of Epps changing his twitter picture to an avatar of him in a Texas uniform.

While Epps may not be considered as much of a consensus Texas lean as BJ Foster was down the stretch, it’s reached the point where it would be a fairly significant surprise if he’s not a Longhorn, and likely sooner than later.

Texas currently holds all 14 of Epps’ Crystal Ball projections.

A 6’5.5, 218-pound prospect from the Houston-area, Epps is ranked as the nation’s No. 171 player, No. 7 tight end and the No. 19 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.