The Texas Longhorns recruiting efforts have once again reached the Sunshine State, and this time around, the staff is pursuing a prospect already fairly familiar with the Texas program.
On Friday evening, the Longhorns put an offer on the table for Winter Park (Fla.) cornerback Ethan Pouncey, the younger brother of redshirt sophomore receiver Jordan Pouncey, he announced on Twitter.
Though he isn’t quite as coveted of a recruit as his brother — Jordan owned 47 offers — Pouncey boasts invitations from some of the nation’s most prominent programs, such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Miami, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, and Penn State.
Pouncey’s Texas offer became his 26th to date.
Of the numerous programs in contention for the four-star corner, Georgia, Auburn, and Texas have unofficially hosted him throughout the spring, with his trip to Austin taking place in late March.
Of course, Texas has a family tie in its corner, but to truly emerge as a power player in Pouncey’s recruitment, the Longhorns will likely need to secure one of his official visits.
Auburn holds his only Crystal Ball pick.
Currently considered to be the nation’s No. 223 player and No. 19 cornerback, per the 247Sports Composite, the 6’1, 160-pound Pouncey totaled 43 tackles, 21 pass deflections and eight interceptions as a junior.