Elite 2020 Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan running back Kendall Milton is owner to 38 offers and on Monday, the coveted California native trimmed his lengthy list of options to 10 finalists.
The Texas Longhorns survived the cut, along with Alabama, Fresno State, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, and USC.
Texas A&M, Arizona, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and UCLA are among the numerous schools now left on the outside of Milton’s recruitment looking in.
Of the 10 teams still standing, USC is considered the early frontrunner with 80 percent of his Crystal Ball projections, which is often to be expected with premier prospects in California. The Longhorns jumped into the mix with an offer on April 25, and although Milton is yet to visit the Forty Acres, him including Texas in his top 10 indicates his interest in the program, and marks just the latest example of the Longhorns standing out with a west coast recruit.
The No. 10-ranked talent in his class, Milton is one of several highly touted 2020 running backs that the Longhorns are in the running for. Texas is also pursuing five-star Houston North Shore product Zachary Evans, four-star Missouri native Mookie Cooper, and is still in contact with four-star Oklahoma commit Jase McClellan.
Aside from Evans, Milton is the most highly ranked of the group, listed as the nation’s No. 2 running back and as the No. 3 player in California. As a sophomore, Milton rushed 175 times for 1,514 yards and 23 touchdowns.