Once again, the Texas Longhorns are looking west for elite talent.
The latest example came on Tuesday, as Texas put an offer on the table for elite 2020 Calabasas (Calif.) wide receiver Johnny Wilson, he announced on Twitter.
BLESSED TO RECEIVE AN OFFER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS!!! #Safehouse #Wavy20 #Hookem pic.twitter.com/4XlVkrgNex— Johnny Wilson (@jjohnnywilson) December 4, 2018
With a Texas offer in hand, Wilson now holds 35 total invitations, though he trimmed that list considerably during the summer, announcing a top six in July featuring Washington, Michigan, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, and Fresno State. In the months since noting his top group, however, Wilson has seen offers roll in from Kansas State, Florida State, Penn State, and now Texas.
Whether or not Texas can do enough to make its presence felt in Wilson’s recruitment remains to be seen, but Tom Herman’s staff does have an increasingly successful track record recruiting the state of California.
After signing two California natives last cycle in JUCO offensive tackle Mikey Grandy and quarterback Cameron Rising, the Longhorns have picked up 2019 pledges from Westlake Village star De’Gabriel Floyd and Lakewood Mayfair safety Chris Adimora. Texas is yet to add a 2020 commit from the Golden State, but Wilson now becomes the seventh 2020 California product to notch a Texas offer, joining the likes of five-star running back Kendall Milton, five-star inside linebacker Justin Flowe, and five-star cornerback Elias Ricks, among others.
At 6’5, 215 pounds, Wilson is ranked as the nation’s No. 17 player, No. 2 wide receiver, and as the No. 5 player in California, per the 247Sports Composite.