Welcome to the Daily Dose, a daily collection of random musings surrounding Longhorns athletics and recruiting.
In this edition we'll take a look at four recruits committed elsewhere that the Longhorns shouldn't be quick to give up on.
There's no question that this five-star DT loves A&M. He wouldn't have committed there otherwise. However, the Longhorns made quite the impression on him under Mack Brown and wholeheartedly believe he'd have given Texas a longer look had it had a better season in 2013-14.
He's clearly got wondering eyes made evident by his visit to Auburn in late February. If Charlie Strong gets on him now and the Longhorns make some noise this fall, who's to say he wouldn't, at the very least, make the shorter trip down to Austin?
New DL coach Chris Rumph could make things intriguing too, having come from Alabama where he held the same position.2015 S Deionte Thompson – committed to Alabama The No. 2 safety in the country has been committed to Nick Saban's program since Feb. 23, 2013. It was a kick in the gut to all the other programs in the state. But those programs haven't let off the gas at all. If anything, they've pushed harder.
Many in recruiting circles think that Thompson's commitment is a soft verbal pledge. We'll see. The troubling thing for UT and others is that he's the only safety Bama's 2015 class right now and they only signed one in 2014 after not signing any safeties in 2013.
Tolbert has also visited Baylor, TCU and SMU. So word is clearly out on him. What might help Texas' cause is its continued pursuit of Tolbert's teammate, Cameroun Townsend. The Longhorns are in good shape with the talented LB.
2015 S Larry Pryor – committed to Texas A&M
It's going to be tough to pry Pryor away from the Aggies, whom he's been committed to since Jan. 31, in large part because of who else has committed to Kevin Sumlin's program.
Mack is on board and so is fellow safety Justin Dunning. They are both part of the Fab 5 from East Texas that Pryor is also a part of. That's going to be hard for the Longhorns to top.
What they might angle for is less clutter at the position if he were to come to Texas. Three-star Deshawn Capers-Smith is another safety in 2015 for A&M. Then the Aggies signed two in 2014 and four in 2013, though one of those, Kameron Miles, was dismissed from team on Thursday.