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Nation's No. 1 WR Terrace Marshall names Texas in Top 5

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The ‘Horns remain in contention for the nation’s top-ranked wide receiver and are expected to receive an official visit this fall.

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Elite Bossier City Parkway (La.) wide receiver Terrace Marshall is down to five schools and the Texas Longhorns remain in the mix, along with Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU and Florida State.

A five-star pass-catcher, Marshall previously released a top four in June, which consisted of Texas, Texas A&M, LSU and Miami. The Hurricanes have since slipped while the Crimson Tide and Seminoles have staked their claim in the hunt for the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver prospect.

Although often considered an outside threat, the Longhorns have remained in the mix since Tom Herman’s arrival. Marshall visited the Forty Acres for junior day and plans to officially visit Texas at some point this fall, according to 247Sports’ EJ Holland. In any case, the home-state Tigers remain the overwhelming favorite, holding 96 percent of Marshall’s Crystal Ball projections to date.

Texas’ 2018 class already holds pledges from a trio of high-level wide receivers in Alief Taylor’s Brennan Eagles, Houston Lamar’s Al’vonte Woodard and Louisville Trinity’s (Ky.) Rondale Moore. Four-star Bellaire Episcopal slot receiver Jaylen Waddle and four-star Schertz Clemens wide receiver Tommy Bush are more likely additions to what Texas hopes to be a four-man haul at wide receiver, but if the ‘Horns can get their hands on Marshall, the staff would make room, regardless of previous pledges.

As a junior, Marshall hauled in 55 receptions for 1,250 yards and 15 touchdowns.

He’s currently ranked as the nation’s No. 8 player, No. 1 wide receiver and the No. 1 player in Louisiana, per 247Sports Composite.