One of the Texas Longhorns’ top targets is one step closer to a decision.
On Sunday evening, local Lake Travis wide receiver Garrett Wilson trimmed his list of schools to eight finalists and Texas remains firmly in the mix.
Along with the Longhorns, Wilson named Nebraska, TCU, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Arkansas in his final eight.
With 31 total offers, Wilson’s cut left the likes of Michigan, Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida State, Oregon and USC out of the mix going forward, among numerous others.
An Austin native, Wilson has visited Texas on multiple occasions with his most recent tour coming during the Longhorns Junior Day.
Texas continued to strengthen its case as a potential destination, and to date, the Longhorns are considered the favorite, owning 67 percent of Wilson’s Crystal Ball projections. But as Wilson told Mike Roach of 247Sports, how the ‘Horns offense produces in the spring game will go a long way towards whether or not he’ll don burnt orange at the next level.
A four-star prospect, Wilson spent his junior season hauling in 98 receptions for 1,773 yards and 26 touchdowns en route to Class 6A second-team all-state honors, along with becoming a unanimous first-team all-district selection.
Wilson is ranked as the nation’s No. 79 player, No. 14 wide receiver and the No. 10 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.