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Highly-touted Louisiana ATH Makiya Tongue names Texas in top 10

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After officially visiting Texas in early May, Makiya Tongue named the Longhorns in his top group.

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The Texas Longhorns are one small step closer to landing one of their key targets this cycle.

On Saturday, coveted Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab athlete Makiya Tongue announced his top 10 and as expected, the Longhorns are still a factor. Alabama, Auburn, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Utah were named as Tongue’s other finalists.

A versatile athlete who is largely being recruited as an outside linebacker, Tongue prefers to play wide receiver at the next level, which is the position Texas is recruiting him at. To that end, the Longhorns are in an excellent position with the Louisiana product to this point.

Beyond Texas being names in his top 10, the Longhorns are considered to be among the favorites, if not the outright favorite with all five of his Crystal Ball projections favoring Tom Herman’s program. Two of those projections have rolled in since Tongue officially visited Texas over the May 4 weekend.

With Texas seemingly in the driver’s seat as we inch towards what Tongue hopes to be a decision before the start of his senior season, but with Georgia looming as a very legitimate threat, getting Tongue back to the Forty Acres before his decision would be ideal for the ‘Horns.

Tongue is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 17 athlete and the No. 12 player in Louisiana, per the 247Sports Composite.