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Texas most heavily involved with imposing 4-star OLB Prince Dorbah

The Longhorns are in an ideal early position with the prized edge rusher out of Dallas Highland Park.

SB Nation: Joe Hamilton

Prince Dorbah is nothing short of an imposing force in the trenches.

A 6’2, 210-pound product out of Dallas Highland Park, Dorbah fits the mold of your modern-day hybrid edge rusher, and he’s as productive as any prospect at his position across the country. As a junior, Dorbah’s efforts were paramount in Dallas Highland Park’s success, as he amassed 92 total tackles, and mind-boggling totals elsewhere with 36 tackles for loss, 20 sacks, and 19 quarterback hurries while guiding the Scots to their third consecutive Class 5A Division I state championship.

“Team wise it was great, being able to end the season on a great note again winning another state championship,” Dorbah told BON of his junior season. “Individually, I did what I wanted to get better at and improved a lot last year.”

Dorbah’s otherworldly efforts on the field have led to some of the nation’s most prominent programs pursuing his services. Dorbah’s offer list isn’t the lengthiest, as the four-star talent owns just 13 offers, but that list doesn’t lack star power. Thus far, Dorbah’s invitations stem from Alabama, Texas, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.

At this fairly early juncture, Dorbah is simply evaluating which programs are showing the most love.

“A lot of schools have been recruiting me, I know Texas likes me a lot, and they’ve been really recruiting me,” Dorbah said. “So that’s one thing I’ve been looking forward to, seeing whoever shows the most in a relationship and wherever I feel the love at.”

Currently ranked as the nation’s No. 233 prospect and No. 15 outside linebacker, per the 247Sports Composite, Dorbah certainly feels the love radiating from the Forty Acres.

Of the multitude of coaches calling his phone and trying to convince Dorbah to call their program home, he said Texas defensive line coach Oscar Giles and offensive coordinator Tim Beck are the two recruiting him the hardest.

“I talk to the defensive line coach, coach Giles. He’s always texting me 24/7, asking how I’m doing and checking on me,” Dorbah said. “So either him, coach Herman or coach Beck.”

Texas’ recruiting efforts aren’t simply limited to the staff. On Wednesday, former Longhorn and reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Charles Omenihu took to Twitter to plead with Dorbah to pledge to Texas.

It’s quite possibly, if not likely that Omenihu and the Horns staff ultimately get their wish.

The four-star talent has toured the Forty Acres multiple times, with his most recent trip coming in mid-January, and to date, Texas owns each of his three Crystal Ball projections. The Horns’ on-field success last season looms large in why he has such high interest in taking his talents to Texas.

“I thought they had a solid season overall. Just bouncing back from not really having a good season the year before,” Dorbah said. “You know just coming back to win the Sugar Bowl. Just building off of that, that’s something that you want to build off of and hopefully end up winning a national championship.”

“Obviously, them being able to prove everyone wrong, and being able to come back and show everyone that Texas has great football play and that starts with a great recruiting class,” Dorbah added. “They’ve been getting a lot of good guys so far, so they should continue to get better out there.”

Landing prized prospects such as Dorbah is essential for Texas’ hopes to continue getting better, but he’s in no rush to make that decision. In the meantime, Dorbah’s looking to become more of a leader and potentially lead Dallas Highland Park to its fourth state title in as many years.

“Just want to get better as a team and become more of a leader,” Dorbah said of his senior season goals. “With me being one of the few guys coming back that started as a sophomore and my senior year is about to come up, I just want to be one of those guys that can lead.”