Texas Offers Two DBs

Last week, we warned you to keep an eye on potential offer movement at defensive back. And Monday, that process took a big step forward.

Texas extended offers to arguably the top two cornerbacks in the state in Maurice Smith of Sugar Land Dulles and Antwuan Davis of Bastrop. Both are ranked as four-star prospects according to Scout.com. Surprisingly, out-of-stater Cole Luke has yet to receive an offer, though the cornerback from Chandler (Ariz.) made it in for the Texas Spring Game, and is high on the Longhorns' recruiting board.

Sources within the program have indicated that Texas could take as many as three defensive backs in the class, and both Smith and Davis make sense.

Smith is a perfect hybrid, somebody who could play cornerback, or bump to safety in a pinch. In a recruiting class that could be tight in terms of numbers, that kind of versatility is invaluable, and it's also cherished by defensive backs coach Duane Akina. Akina has made headlines this spring by moving players all over the place, trying Sheroid Evans at cornerback and Leroy Scott and Josh Turner at safety. Evans and Scott may well stick at their new positions.

And Davis may have the most size/speed potential of any defensive back in the country. There aren't many players who run in the low 4.3-second range, and Davis's track times put him among the fastest football players in the state. When you add in that he's 6-1, well, that's just the icing on the cake.

One, or both, could wind up committing before too long to ensure their spot in a tight class, so keep both eyes open.

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