For the second time in as many months, elite 2020 Scottsdale (Az.) Saguaro cornerback Kelee Ringo is set to tour the Forty Acres.
According to a report from 247Sports’ EJ Holland, the five-star defensive back will be back in Austin this weekend after visiting just weeks ago.
A source has since confirmed to Burnt Orange Nation that Ringo will be visiting Texas this weekend.
Ranked as the nation’s No. 11 overall prospect, Ringo was in Austin just weeks ago for an unofficial visit on Nov. 17 for the Iowa State game, so his upcoming visit will mark his second in just three weeks.
Though he’s an out-of-state prospect, Ringo does have key ties to Texas.
For starters, Longhorns offensive coordinator Tim Beck was once the head coach at Saguaro from 1993-95 before moving on to Missouri State, and furthermore, Ringo’s current position coach, Bryant Westbrook, is a former Longhorns — Westbrook played cornerback at Texas before becoming the fifth overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft.
Whether or not those ties ultimately lead to the Longhorns landing the nation’s No. 2 cornerback prospect remains to be seen, but it’s clear that Texas is building some momentum, as evident with Holland placing a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Texas on Wednesday afternoon.
While Washington, Ohio State, and USC are among those that will likely have a say in Ringo’s recruitment before it’s all said and done, two trips in three weeks certainly bodes well for Texas’ early efforts.