The top-ranked prospect in Texas is now an Aggie.
On Saturday, following an unofficial visit to College Station, five-star Atascocita offensive tackle and Texas Longhorns target Kenyon Green brought his recruitment to a close with a commitment to Texas A&M.
Just days ago, Green named Texas in his final five, along with Alabama, LSU, and Oklahoma. Despite the ‘Horns surviving his most recent cut, though, Texas A&M was quite clearly the team to beat, so even though Green’s commitment came a bit sooner than anticipated, the outcome was to be expected after he publicly named the Aggies his leader earlier this spring.
Prior to his pledge, Green’s Crystal Ball was entirely in favor of Texas A&M.
Although Texas will likely continue to push until Green shuts his recruitment down entirely — which he may do at this point — prospects such as four-star Houston North Forest product Javonne Shepherd and Arkansas native Stacey Wilkins become of increased significance for the Longhorns this cycle.
Texas is among the top teams for Shepherd, and Wilkins recently told Burnt Orange Nation that he’ll officially visit the Longhorns on Sept. 15 for the USC game. Beyond that, Texas holds a pledge from five-star Conroe Oak Ridge offensive tackle Tyler Johnson.