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Top-ranked LB Justin Flowe cuts Texas from consideration

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Texas misses out on one of the nation’s top defenders.

Courtesy of 247Sports

In spite of a massive upswing for the Texas Longhorns on the recruiting trail, they found themselves on the outside looking in on Friday as Justin Flowe, the No. 1 linebacker in the country, released his top four schools, naming Georgia, Clemson, Oregon, and Miami as his finalists.

Out of Upland (Calif.), Flowe is one of the nations most highly-coveted talents, holding offers from 36 schools and has been compared to Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster. His athleticism is what catches the eyes of most scouts, running a 4.68 40-yard dash, while carrying 225-pounds of muscle on his frame.

Linebacker remains a a position of need for the Longhorns, specifically at inside linebacker after earning Dallas Highland Park star outside linebacker Prince Dorbah’s commitment. Making the cut for Flowe would have been a huge win for the Longhorns, but after strong close to the month of July and beginning august by picking up five-star running back Bijan Robinson, the 2020 class is going strong.

Flowe is one of only three inside linebackers with a Texas offer to date, alongside LSU pledge Josh White and Georgia product Len’Neth Whitehead, who is projected to ultimately pick the Bulldogs.

With that in mind, expect another name or two to emerge in the coming weeks and months as Texas seeks its first inside linebacker pledge this cycle.