For the second time in just three days, a key Texas Longhorns defensive target is taking his talents out-of-state, as Dallas Bishop Dunne outside linebacker Brennon Scott becomes the latest example with his commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks.
Scott’s decision comes just two days after fellow Dallas-area standout Chris Thompson Jr. made a surprise pledge to the Auburn Tigers.
Scott made multiple trips to the Forty Acres throughout the offseason, with his most recent taking place on June 8. Just days after that visit, Scott listed Texas in a top five that also featured Kansas, USC, Oregon, and Auburn.
At the time, his only Crystal Ball pick favored the Horns.
Between then and now, though, Scott officially visited USC in mid-June, and then travelled to Lawrence, Kan. on June 21 to officially visit the Jayhawks, which was seemingly the visit that sparked some quite momentum for Kansas and first-year Jayhawks coach Les Miles. Just weeks later on July 9, the Longhorns landed their top target at the position in Dallas Highland Park product Prince Dorbah, though it’s unclear if that addition hindered interest on either end in this recruitment.
Nevertheless, When Scott took to Twitter on Monday to announce his looming commitment, his lone Crystal Ball pick to Texas almost immediately transformed into a flood a picks favoring the Jayhawks — 12, to be exact.
Now that Scott has proven those projections correct, the Longhorns are limited on remaining offered options at outside linebacker, but could potentially make a stronger push for four-star Scottsdale (Az.) Saguaro product Damian Sellers, who’s a teammate of key Texas cornerback target, Kelee Ringo.