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3-star California OLB Spencer Lytle unofficially visited Texas on Thursday

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On Thursday, the Longhorns hosted St John Bosco outside linebacker Spencer Lytle, who could prove to be a key target for Texas this cycle.

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Just days ago on March 19, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco outside linebacker Spencer Lytle.

On Thursday, the California native made the lengthy trek from the Los Angeles area to Austin to unofficially visit the Longhorns.

A three-star prospect, Lytle’s almost immediate tour to Texas speaks of his interest in the Longhorns, as he and his family funded the unofficial visit on their own dime in short order.

That’s certainly welcoming news for the ‘Horns, as Texas is in need of talent and depth at the linebacker position with Gary Johnson and Anthony Wheeler set to enter their final season on the Forty Acres.

Lytle holds upwards of 40 offers to date, but is one of just 10 outside linebackers with a Texas offer, and the ‘Horns aren’t in position to land any of those in the immediate future, save for possibly fellow California product, De’Gabriel Floyd out of Westlake Village. Bearing that in mind, it’s quite possible that Lytle emerges as a key target for Texas, and the ‘Horns are already prioritizing Lytle’s teammate, five-star cornerback Chris Steele.

A 6’3, 215-pound prospect, Lytle totaled 77 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior in 2017.

Lytle is ranked as the nation’s No. 496 player, No. 34 outside linebacker and the No. 58 player in California, per the 247Sports Composite.