Texas has its sights set on several LSU commits, and one — Rahssan Thornton — will be on the Longhorns' campus Friday.
Scout's HornsDigest.com reported that Thornton will make the short trip to Austin and spend some time around Charlie Strong and the other Texas coaches. The Longhorns have made a big push for Thornton and are hoping this visit gives them a better chance.
LSU was one of the first schools to offer Thornton back in the spring. Texas offered him a couple months later, but Thornton committed to the Tigers soon after that.
Thornton's originally from New Orleans and grew up loving LSU. He still has family in Louisiana and that played a big role in why he pledged to the Tigers.
He spent multiple days in Baton Rouge last month for the LSU Elite Camp where he worked out at linebacker aside fellow commit Erick Fowler, another Texas target. Those two spent a lot of time with each other and LSU commits and that helped solidify that positive feelings with the Tigers.
LSU exited that camp feeling even more confident they'd retain both Thornton and Fowler, but the Tigers will likely have to sweat out several visits to Austin between now and National Signing Day.
Thornton lives only about 75 minutes from Texas' campus, while Fowler is only about 15 minutes away. The convenience alone will lead to several trips, but at this point, both guys seem solid to the Tigers.
LSU commit Rahssan Thornton visiting Texas
Tiger Blitz Top Stories
adidas Uprising Atlanta Live UpdatesCome inside Tiger Blitz' forum for the latest on Weekend 2 of the evaluation period on where LSU's staff is and who they're watching.
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 10:13 AM
5-star CB Anthony Cook recaps LSU Spring Game2018 Houston (Tex.) Lamar cornerback Anthony Cook dishes on his LSU Spring Game visit. The five-star cornerback also goes in-depth on his Top 10, decision timeline and his…
Tiger BlitzFriday at 11:10 AM
What teams said about new LSU draft picksLSU had three players go in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday. Here's what Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams and Tre'Davious White's new teams had to say about them.
Tiger BlitzFriday at 7:04 AM
4-star LSU CB target taking process slow2018 four-star Houston (Tex.) Heights cornerback Jalen Green couldn't make it to LSU's Spring Game, but dishes on the latest with recruiting.
Tiger BlitzFriday at 6:49 AM