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4-star 2020 OT Chris Morris includes Texas in top group

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The Longhorns remain in the mix, but home-state programs and some SEC powers should prove to be a factor going forward.

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The Texas Longhorns have taken one small step towards potentially landing one of the nation’s premier 2020 offensive tackle prospects.

On Wednesday, coveted 2020 Memphis (Tenn.) Freedom Prep Academy offensive tackle Chris Morris trimmed his list of 33 offers to just 12 finalists, and Texas remains in the mix. Morris named Memphis, Florida State, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Purdue, and Arkansas as the other team’s he’ll continue to consider from this point forward.

LSU, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State and Mississippi State were among the 21 schools Morris left on the outside looking in.

BON’s Joe Hamilton previously had this to say of Morris’ skill set:

He’s labeled as an offensive tackle but after looking at his build and athleticism, Morris could possibly be a player that gets kicked inside as a guard at the next level. The Longhorns offered Morris this past April and he’s definitely interested in Texas at the moment.

The four-star prospect unofficially visited Texas in late November as part of a trip that also included a tour of Texas A&M. He’s previously visited Ole Miss, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, and LSU, as well.

Morris’ two Crystal Ball projections to date each favor Arkansas.

At 6’4, 287 pounds, Morris is ranked as the nation’s No. 119 player, No. 16 offensive tackle, and as the No. 7 player in Tennessee, per the 247Sports Composite.