Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington wide receiver Javian Hester has taken his first significant step towards a decision.
On Monday, the four-star pass-catcher cut his list of 18 options to just 10 schools, and the Texas Longhorns are among those still in the mix. Hester named Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio State, and Ole Miss as the other options he’s still considering, though Hester did note that his recruitment remains open.
Oklahoma, the only program holding any Crystal Ball projections for the second-best player from the Sooner state, was notably excluded from Hester’s top list, despite Hester taking three trips to Norman throughout the past year.
Texas, on the other hand recently hosted Hester for the first time for the Longhorns’ Junior Day, when ended with the 6’4, 185-pound receiver walking away with a Texas offer in hand. He’s currently one of just seven uncommitted wide receiver prospects with a Texas offer, alongside others such as five-star Calabasas (Calif.) star Johnny Wilson, Sugar Land Fort Bend Austin standout Troy Omeire, and former Texas pledge and Saint Louis (Mo.) trinity Catholic product Mookie Cooper.
Hester is ranked as the nation’s No. 129 player, and as the No. 23 wide receiver, per the 247Sports Composite.