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4-star Louisiana DT Jacobian Guillory names Texas in top 5

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The Longhorns are among a handful of teams still in the mix with one of the nation’s top defensive tackles.

SB Nation: Joe Hamilton

The Texas Longhorns remain in a solid position with one of the nation’s top talents in the trenches.

On Friday afternoon, four-star Alexandria defensive tackle Jacobian Guillory trimmed his list of nine options to five finalists, and Texas is still standing, alongside a quarter of SEC programs in Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Texas A&M.

Georgia is the lone finalists that’s yet to put an offer on the table.

Meanwhile, Tennessee, TCU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Louisiana were left on the outside looking in.

As far as Texas is concerned, the Horns presented Guillory with an offer shortly after Texas topped Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.

“It felt great to receive an offer after the game they played against Georgia,” Guillory previously told BON. “Not too familiar with Texas, but Coach Giles lets me know everything about the city and living,” Guillory added, noting that the heart and effort with which the Longhorns play with is notable.

As expected, the Longhorns luring Guillory away from Louisiana will prove to be a tall task, as evident with the home-state LSU Tigers owning each of his five Crystal Ball projections. If Texas hopes to make some real headway with Guillory, who’s one of only five defensive tackle targets with a Texas offer, then getting him across state lines and onto campus in the near future will be essential.

Guillory has made multiple visits to LSU thus far, and has toured Texas A&M and Alabama, as well.

A 6’2, 331-pound prospect, Guillory is ranked as the nation’s No. 145 player overall and as the No. 15 defensive tackle, per the 247Sports Composite.