Amid what proved to be a busy evening on the recruiting trail, the Texas Longhorns were named as a top school for Richmond George Ranch weak-side defensive end Peter Mpagi, who noted Texas, Arizona State, Baylor, Cal, Houston, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Washington as his top eight schools.
Mpagi is the owner to 23 total offers, and his list cut left Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, TCU, SMU, and Purdue and others on the outside looking in.
As far as his recruitment as it pertains to Texas is concerned, the Longhorns could be in the driver’s seat if they choose to do so. Mpagi has made multiple trips to the Forty Acres this offseason, including for the Longhorns Junior Day and spring game. Mpagi has even went as far as to name Texas his dream school, so not surprisingly, his lone Crystal Ball projection is in favor of Tom Herman’s program.
However, Texas isn’t one of Mpagi’s 23 offers.
Should that offer come, it’s quite likely that Texas would be the heavy frontrunner when it comes time for Mpagi to announce his commitment. He’s currently aiming to do so at some point this summer.
A three-star prospect, Mpagi totaled 33 tackles, five tackles for loss, and nine sacks as a junior. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound edge rusher is ranked as the nation’s No. 69 weak-side defensive end and the No. 134 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.