Texas currently holds a 2020 quarterback commit in the form of Lake Travis product Hudson Card, but that hasn’t deterred elite Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei gunslinger Byrce Young from considering the Longhorns.
On Saturday, the nation’s top-ranked dual-threat quarterback trimmed his list of 26 options to six finalists, and Texas is still firmly in the mix, alongside Oklahoma, USC, Washington, Penn State, and Alabama.
A five-star prospect, Young didn’t notch his Texas offer until April 24, but it came on the heels of his trip to the Forty Acres for the Longhorns spring game. He then returned several days later during Texas’ major May 4 visit weekend. However, the Longhorns still have plenty of work to be done, as the Sooners, Trojans, and Huskies appear to be the frontrunners entering the final stretch in Young’s recruitment.
He’s aiming to announce his commitment in August.
Ranked as the nation’s No. 24 player and as the No. 6 player in California, per the 247Sports Composite, Young passed for 3,431 yards and 41 touchdowns as a junior, with only three interceptions. He also rushed 76 times for 287 yards and eight touchdowns.