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4-star S Myles Slusher excludes Texas from top 10

The Longhorns missed the cut for the Oklahoma native, but remain in the mix with several elite in-state options.


The Texas Longhorns are now on the outside looking in with one of the top 200 prospects in the nation.

On Friday, Broken Arrow (Okla.) safety Myles Slusher announced his top 10 list and Texas wasn’t among the teams the nation’s No. 14 safety mentioned as options going forward. Instead, Slusher will continue to evaluate Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Michigan, LSU, Missouri, Oregon, Texas A&M, TCU, and Oklahoma State.

A four-star prospect ranked No. 195 nationally, Slusher visited the Forty Acres several weeks ago for the Longhorns’ Junior Day, but there never seemed to be too much traction between the two sides.

Rather, as the Longhorns continue to pursue their first safety pledge this cycle — or first defensive commit, for that matter — Texas has prioritized in-state options such as Duncanville standout Chris Thompson Jr., Houston C.E. King star Bryson Washington, rising Pearland Shadow Creek prospect Xavion Alford, and Carrollton Hebron product Darius Snow.

Of that bunch, Thompson, Washington, and Alford — all of which have visited Austin this spring — are each projected to side with the Longhorns, per their 247Sports Crystal Balls. Texas remains in the mix with four-star Arizona native Lathan Ransom, as well.

So though the Longhorns are now out of the mix with one of the only six safety prospects with an offer in hand to date, Texas is still in a fairly ideal early position with other elite-level prospects at the position.