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Longhorns offer 2021 Austin-area CB Latrell McCutchin

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Can the Longhorns keep one of the nation’s elite 2021 prospects close to home?

4-star CB Latrell McCutchin
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An elite home-grown defensive prospect finally has a Texas Longhorns offer in hand.

On Saturday evening, Austin LBJ cornerback Latrell McCutchin, arguably the top in-state cornerback in his class, took to Twitter to announce on offer from Tom Herman’s program.

McCutchin’s Texas offer, of course, marked his first of the month, but May provided numerous opportunities as Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, and Missouri each jumped into the mix.

As far as Texas is concerned, the Longhorns have hosted the four-star corner on multiple occasions, which is to be expected given his close proximity to the program. His most recent trip to the Forty Acres came in mid-April for the spring game.

247Sports’ Gabe Brooks detailed what makes McCutchin such a coveted prospect:

“Rangy cornerback with good height relative to the position. North of 6 feet as a sophomore with good frame potential for a corner. Size and play style could also translate to free safety and provide personnel flexibility. Plays with obvious awareness. Reacts quickly. Covers a good amount of ground in zone. Not afraid of contact and willing to come downhill against the run and screen game. Shows good ball skills for a DB, aided by ample experience in all three phases. Disruptive at the catch point and uses length to his advantage. Long-strider with adequate play speed, though speed and athleticism have not been numbers-verified in a combine environment. Lacks ideal arriving pop. Can improve tackling technique consistency. Power Five-caliber cornerback prospect with all-conference potential. Long-term development could lead to NFL Draft ceiling.”

At 6’0.5, 176 pounds, McCutchin is ranked as the nation’s No. 119 prospect, the No. 7 cornerback in the country, and as the No. 19 player in the state for the 2021 class, per the 247Sports rankings.

McCutchin joins five-star Virginia Beach (Va.) Princess Anne product Tony Grimes and Buford (Ga.) standout Malik Williams as the only 2021 cornerbacks with a Texas offer to date.