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4-star S Darius Snow includes Texas in top group

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The Longhorns are still firmly in the mix with one of the nation’s premier safety prospects.

Joe Hamilton

The Texas Longhorns are one small step closer towards potentially securing a commitment from one of the nation’s premier safety prospects.

On Saturday, four-star Hebron product Darius Snow trimmed his list of options nearly in half, cutting his list from 25 offers to 13 teams, and Tom Herman’s program remains in the mix. Snow also named Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas A&M, and TCU as the team’s he’ll continue to consider going forward.

A four-star prospect and the son of former NBA shooting guard Eric Snow, Snow’s early projections predict that the Dallas-area standout will ultimately side with Michigan State, which is unsurprising given that his father played basketball for the Spartans.

Nevertheless, the Longhorns are as firmly in the mix as any other program.

Snow visited the Forty Acres three times last year, with the latest coming during Texas’ win over USC on Sept. 15. Texas is the only other team with a Crystal Ball projection to this point, and as Snow detailed to Burnt Orange Nation’s Joe Hamilton back in November, a key relationship with Safeties Coach and Co-Defensive Coordinator Craig Naivar is to credit for the Horns being high on his mind.

“It’s great,” Snow said of his relationship with the Texas staff. “They’re definitely one of the schools that do recruit me harder. Coach Naivar is probably one of the first coaches I developed a great relationship with. Him and Coach McGuire from Baylor. They’re all great people down there.”

Snow and Naivar have built a relationship that goes beyond the game of football. That in itself has stood out the most about their overall bond.

“We don’t necessarily always talk about football, we talk about life,” Snow said. “He’s just great people and I just have great conversations with him. Just a great guy.”

One of only six 2020 safeties with a Texas offer in hand, Snow is ranked as the nation’s No. 152 player, No. 7 safety, and as the No. 19 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.