In what’s now become a multiple-offer day, the Texas Longhorns’ latest invitation is headed west with 2020 Tuscon (Az.) Salpointe Catholic safety Lathan Ransom announcing an offer from Tom Herman’s program on Tuesday.
Ransom is now the fifth 2020 safety prospect to add an offer from the Longhorns, and the second of the day, as he joins Houston Shadow Creek standout Xavion Alford. He’s also the third Arizona product to notch an offer from the Longhorns, which enjoyed success recruiting the state throughout the 2019 cycle with Texas signing a pair of four-star prospects in Chandler tight end Brayden Liebrock and Scottsdale Notre Dame Preparatory wide receiver Jake Smith.
With Texas becoming the latest to jump into the mix, Ransom is just one offer shy of boasting two dozen invitations from numerous prominent programs. Notre Dame, Stanford, USC, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M are among the many seeking his services, and understandably so.
A versatile talent who excels in all three phases of the game, in addition to Ransom totaling 82 tackles, six interceptions and eight pass deflections, the 6’2, 183-pound prospect hauled in 27 receptions for 625 yards and six scores. He also amassed upwards of 450 yards as a returner.
To this point, only two Crystal Ball projections to date each favor Stanford.
Ransom is ranked as the nation’s No. 217 player, No. 12 safety, and as the No. 7 player in Arizona, per the 247Sports Composite.