Could Texas Land Kirkland?

Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central linebacker Darrin Kirkland picked up a Texas offer in late April. Do the Horns have a chance? National recruiting analyst Allen Trieu weighs in...

Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central linebacker Darrin Kirkland is a four-star prospect with offers well into the double digits.

Last week, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Kirkland picked up an offer from Texas, adding to an impressive collection that includes Michigan, Tennessee, Penn State, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, and Kentucky.

Kirkland has said that he plans to announce his decision on May 30th. Does that leave the Longhorns with enough time to impress Scout's #5-ranked middle linebacker? Scout national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu weighs in.

"He's deciding at the end of May. I think unless he can visit between now and then, it would be hard for him to choose Texas. I know it was a big offer for him though, so he may choose to check it out," said Trieu.

The athlete has previously said that he wants to visit Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and possibly Michigan another time. However, should Charlie Strong and company manage to sway Kirkland to Austin, what would they be landing in a prospect?

"He's a true middle linebacker. He has gotten thicker. He's very smart and instinctive, always around the ball. He takes good angles to the ball, rarely takes false steps, and shows good closing ability," said Trieu, who has been covering Kirkland.

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