After offering his teammate, running back Daniel Carter, on Thursday, the Texas Longhorns extended on offer to Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) outside linebacker Nik Bonitto on Friday morning.
A four-star prospect, Bonitto holds 30 total offers to date, but Louisville stands as the overwhelming favorite at this point in his recruitment. Bonitto named the Cardinals as his favorite on Aug. 17, and has since officially visited Louisville, which holds all 19 of his Crystal ball projections.
At this point, the Longhorns already hold a pair of linebacker pledges from IMG Academy (Fla.) product Ayodele Adeoeye and Fort Worth Eastern Hills outside linebacker Byron Hobbs. Furthermore, elite Arp safety DeMarvion Overshown projects as an outside linebacker so while Texas is continuing to gauge the market, the ‘Horns 2018 class already has a considerably impressive haul at the position in place.
That said, if Texas does hopes to become a factor in Bonitto’s recruitment, Tom Herman and his staff will have to make their presence felt in a hurry.
At 6-foot-2, 204 pounds, Bonitto is ranked as the nation’s No. 176 player, No. 12 outside linebacker and the No. 33 player in Florida, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.