Rather than calling Texas home, Iowa Western C.C. defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey will soon suit up against the Longhorns at least once each season.
On Wednesday, the 6’4, 305-pound interior presence brought his recruitment to a close and took to Twitter to announce his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners.
Currently considered the fifth-best JUCO prospect and the top-ranked JUCO defensive tackle, per 247Sports, Perrion released his top eight schools just weeks ago on May 26, naming Texas Alabama, LSU, Penn State, Oregon, Nebraska, Florida State, and, of course, Oklahoma as his finalists. The Longhorns’ inclusion among Winfrey’s top group took place despite Texas offering just weeks earlier on May 10, but nevertheless, Winfrey said Texas “feels like family” and that he was aiming to visit Austin soon.
Given that Winfrey said his recruitment is “100000000% closed,” it would be safe to assume that trip to Texas won’t be taking place.
With Winfrey off the board, Texas will continue to emphasize priority defensive tackle target Vernon Broughton, a top-75 national talent out of Houston Cy-Ridge, and the Longhorns are still involved with Louisiana natives Jacobian Guillory and Jalen Lee.