Once again, the Texas Longhorns have survived a cut from five-star Atascocita offensive tackle Kenyon Green.
After being included in the elite tackle’s top 10 in mid-March, the Longhorns were named as one of Green’s five finalists on Friday, along with Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU, and Oklahoma.
After being named among Green’s top 10 the first 10 around, TCU, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Arkansas were left on the outside looking in.
Pegged as the top-ranked talent in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite, Green’s most recent trip to the Forty Acres came just over a month ago for the Longhorns spring game. Now a finalist, it appears as if Texas will be presented with at least one opportunity to convince the Houston-area prospect to call Austin home following his senior season, as the Longhorns appear primed to receive one of his official visits.
However, the ‘Horns have their work cut out entering the summer.
Although Texas is still in the mix, it’s Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies who serve as the frontrunner thus far. Green’s most recent Crystal Ball projection picks Texas, but nine others are in favor of Texas A&M, where he has also visited on numerous occasions. Not to mention, Green is a former LSU pledge, so the Tigers surviving yet another cut provide evidence that the Tigers still loom as a very real threat.
With Green aiming to make his commitment at the end of the summer following his official visits, Texas essentially has three months — give or take — to sway Green’s recruitment in its favor.
A 6-foot-4, 317-pound prospect who was honored as a Class 6A first-team all-state selection by the TSWA in 2017, Green is ranked as the nation’s No. 15 player, the No. 4 offensive tackle, and the No. 1 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.