Still in pursuit of their first defensive pledge, the Texas Longhorns have put a late offer on the table for Saint Louis (Mo.) Webster Groves weak-side defensive end Noah Arinze, he announced on Saturday afternoon.
Arinze’s Texas offer comes just days after the three-star prospect made his initial list cut, trimming what was then 15 offers — now 16 — to a top 10 list, which featured Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Illinois, and Missouri.
Arinze’s only Crystal Ball pick to date favors Oklahoma.
With the Longhorns looking to make a late push for the nation’s No. 18 weak-side defensive end, per the 247Sports Composite, Arinze becomes just the fourth prospect at his position to pick up a Texas offer, joining Orange Park (Fla.) Oakleaf standout Chantz Williams, Gilbert (Az.) Higley star Jason Harris, and Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge product Jalen Logan-Redding.
A 6’5.5, 240-pound talent, Arinze tallied 62 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and four sacks as a junior.
Arinze is currently ranked just outside of the top 500 nationally, but is among the top 10 prospects in Missouri.