Next On Deck takes a look at which players might be closest to receiving a Texas offer.

1) Vincent Taylor, DT, San Antonio Madison

Call this pick common sense. If Texas doesn't land Justin Manning, it stands that the Longhorns might still try to grab a defensive tackle. And if they do so, the next-best guy on the board is Taylor, a 270-pound athlete at the position. Taylor has the chance to be a nice fit for the Longhorns, especially in a role similar to the one currently played by Chris Whaley: come in on third downs and use your athleticism to create havoc.

2) Trent Gow, TE, Mansfield

Another common sense pick. The Longhorns have told tight ends all class long that they'll be taking two at the position. And Gow, right now, appears to be the No. 2 on that board behind current commitment Durham Smythe of Belton. There are other potential plays here, including the staff looking at out-of-state targets at the position. But, for now at least, Gow appears to be the way forward. He's an excellent blocker who can also give you something in the passing game. And he was also the only 2013 tight end in attendance at the Texas spring game.

3) Cole Luke, CB, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton

Texas probably won't get to this point after extending offers to Maurice Smith and Antwuan Davis, unless the Longhorns see Smith as a safety and want to take another corner. And they could certainly do worse than Luke, arguably the best cover cornerback that Texas is in on. Luke is a fluid athlete and at around 6-foot, has nice size to boot. If things go wrong with either Smith or Davis, or if Texas decides that Smith can be the class safety, Luke could squeeze his way into an offer.

Obviously, there could be any number of players that we don't see, or notice yet. A best-player-available situation could pop up. Or the Longhorns could go fishing out-of-state. But for now, those are the three players who make hte most sense.

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