The Texas Longhorns have now thrown their names into the mix in hopes of flipping a talent currently committed to a Big 12 foe.
On Sunday evening, the latest offer from Tom Herman’s program went out to Choctaw (Okla.) wide receiver Chase Jackson, a three-star talent currently committed to the TCU Horned Frogs.
A three-star talent with nine offers to date, Jackson announced his pledge to the Horned Frogs on May 3, but at that point, Jackson’s offer list featured only two other Power 5 invitations — Indiana and Minnesota.
On the surface, Jackson’s productivity as a junior certainly warrants a bit more attention, as he hauled in 56 receptions for 1,342 yards — good for 23.9 yards per catch — and 15 touchdowns. So it seems as if TCU may have unearthed a diamond in the rough, which has become a common theme for the program under Gary Patterson’s guidance.
That said, Texas now becomes the prominent program to date to extend an offer to the recent TCU commit, so the impact that invitation has will be something to monitor in the coming weeks.
The 6’2, 170-pound Jackson is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 106 wide receiver and as the No. 12 player in Oklahoma, per the 247Sports Composite.