Texas coaches, including head man Mack Brown, had an in-home visit with Dorial Green-Beckham on Thursday, getting what could be the second-to-last word with the wide receiver and his family. Green-Beckham will officially visit Missouri this weekend. Arkansas has still not conducted its in-home visit with him.
According to a source with knowledge of the meeting, the visit went "really, really well." Texas, and specifically wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt, have done an outstanding job recruiting the talented receiver, who will choose between Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. Distance isn't necessarily a factor for the family, but it could be the factor for Green-Beckham.
Despite the way the meeting went, the source said it was still impossible to tell which team led for Scout.com's No. 1 overall prospect.
The Texas coaches didn't halt their day after visiting with Green-Beckham. In fact, four coaches, including Brown and Wyatt, made the short trip up the road to Pflugerville Hendrickson to meet with speedster Daje Johnson.
Johnson doesn't have a Texas offer yet, but will be tripping to Austin this weekend for his official visit, and he is likely to pick up an offer there. Johnson, a TCU commit, hosted the Horned Frog coaches as well.
Johnson won't be alone on his official visit. Defensive end Bryce Cottrell will defy the Oregon staff in making his official trip this weekend. The Ducks staff — Cottrell is an Oregon commitment — visited him earlier this week to try and get him not to visit Austin, but the defensive end will make the trip anyway. Cottrell is the most recent player to receive a Texas offer.
And linebacker Dalton Santos is also expected to visit. Like Cottrell, the four-star linebacker was a recent offer. Landing him would be a huge coup, as he would give the Longhorns a pure run-stopper to develop behind Steve Edmond (whereas De La Torre is more fluid and versatile).
For a school that is typically locked up early — last year's latest commitment was Malcolm Brown, who committed during the summer — this year offers a lot of late drama to follow.