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4-star Texas OLB target Josh White announces commitment to LSU

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The Horns hosted the Houston-area prospect earlier this offseason.

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For the third time this week, a Texas Longhorns defensive target is taking his talents outside of the state lines.

Earlier this week, Hebron safety Darius Snow and Mansfield Timberview cornerback Jalen Kimber announced commitments to Michigan State and Georgia, respectively, and the latest example came on Friday afternoon in the form of Houston Cy Creek outside linebacker Josh White, who is now headed to LSU.

A former Oklahoma State pledge, White visited the Forty Acres in mid-January for the Longhorns’ Elite Day, and then a little over a month later, he finally added an offer from Tom Herman’s program on Feb. 26.

Prior to his pledge to the Tigers, White was one of eight uncommitted outside linebacker prospects with a Texas offer in hand, and one of only three from the state of Texas, alongside Dallas Highland Park star Prince Dorbah and Dallas Bishop Dunne standout Brennon Scott.

To that end, the Dorbah and Scott were each in Austin this past weekend for the Orange-White spring game so while it isn’t ideal that a Texas program still pursuing its first defensive pledge now sees yet another prospect commit elsewhere, the Longhorns are still in good standing with other key targets.

At the outside linebacker, specifically, Dorbah appears to be the most likely option. Each of his three Crystal Ball picks to date point to Texas.