Kenyon Jackson isn’t the only Loganville (Ga.) Grayson product on the Texas Longhorns radar.
Jackson may have been the first, but on Wednesday, Texas also extended offers to several of Jackson’s Loganville Grayson teammates, per multiple reports from 247Sports.
Owen Pappoe (pictured above) serves as the headliner of the entire bunch. A five-star outside linebacker ranked as the nation’s No. 5 overall player and No. 1 at his position, Pappoe holds upwards of 40 offers with programs such as Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Michigan and Ohio State in the mix, along with numerous others.
As evident by his lengthy offer list, Texas will have its hands full in hopes of becoming a major factor in Pappoe’s recruitment with so many prominent programs already active, including the home-state Bulldogs, which are the early favorite.
Pappoe’s running mate Kevin Harris now holds a Texas offer, as well.
A four-star outside linebacker, Harris’ recruitment hasn’t been quite as active as that of Pappoe, but he’s a highly-coveted prospect, nonetheless. With his Texas offer, Harris now holds 20 invitations with the likes of Clemson, Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma and Penn State interested, among others.
Harris has already visited Clemson twice in the past few months, and the Tigers hold 43 percent of his early Crystal Ball projections, as does Georgia. Harris is ranked No. 88 nationally and as the No. 6 outside linebacker.
Flip the field and elite offensive tackle Wanna Morris also picked up an offer from the Longhorns on Wednesday.
Ranked No. 46 overall and as the nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle, Morris is a 6’5, 268-pound prospect with 22 total offers to date, such as those from Georgia, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama, Miami and Michigan.
A former Florida State pledge, Morris decommitted from the Noles on Nov. 26 following a pair of unofficial visits to Auburn earlier in the month. Of course, Jimbo Fisher’s future at the program was also in question at the time.
With Morris back on the market, Texas is among the many vying for his interest, but similarly to his teammates, Texas will have its hands full competing against some of the nation’s premier programs.
This isn’t the first time Tom Herman and the ‘Horns have sent a wave of offers to high-level prospects from one school.
Just last week, Texas extended five offers to Pompano Beach (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas products. If nothing else, the moves are a sign of the impact Texas aims to leave on the national recruiting landscape after dominating The Lone Star State throughout the 2018 cycle.