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4-star CB Ethan Pouncey includes Texas in top 5

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The younger brother of Longhorns receiver Jordan Pouncey is considering Texas and a few SEC powers.

247Sports: Andrew Ivins

The Texas Longhorns are now one step closer to potentially pairing redshirt sophomore Jordan Pouncey will his brother in Austin.

On Saturday evening, Pouncey’s younger brother, Ethan, a four-star cornerback prospect, announced his top five teams, as Texas remains alive and well with the Winter Park (Fla.) product. Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Florida also remain in the mix.

Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Maimi, Penn State, and Stanford are among the programs that didn’t survive the cut.

Pouncey has only held a Longhorns offer for a little more than a week, as Texas officially put an offer on the table on June 7, but he’s been on the staff’s radar for some time and previously visited the Forty Acres in late March.

Currently considered to be the nation’s No. 178 player and No. 12 cornerback, per the 247Sports Composite, the 6’1, 160-pound Pouncey totaled 43 tackles, 21 pass deflections and eight interceptions as a junior.

Even beyond being one of the nation’s elite talents, Pouncey can be considered a key target for Texas after the Horns as they seek their first cornerback pledge. Five-star Scottsdale (Az.) Saguaro star Kelee Ringo, Arlington standout Jahari Ragers, and Houston Aldine MacArthur product Joshua Eaton are other priorities at the position.

Auburn owns Pouncey’s only Crystal Ball pick to date.