Offered or not?

One of the most anticipated moments of Texas' junior day on Saturday was finding out whether or not four-star offensive lineman Connor Dyer (Mesquite, Texas/Horn) would receive an offer or not.

It seemed like a plausible move for the staff to make in wake of four-star OL Connor Lanfear (Buda, Texas/Hays) switching his verbal pledge from UT to Texas A&M on Friday.

But it wasn't to be for the 6-foot-4, 275-pound lineman and No. 8 offensive guard in the nation. At least, not yet.


They didn't mention [an offer] to me actually," Dyer said. "It is a little frustrating and disappointing but there is nothing I can do about that."

Dyer certainly isn't hurting for offers. He has a list of them that includes Baylor, Cal, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA and Virginia.

One reason he might not have been offered is because the coaching staff wants to evaluate him further, though, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Wickline recruited him at Oklahoma State.

Another reason could be that the staff has already offered 10 offensive tackles, which is the position they see Dyer playing in their system.

The recent addition of Ronnie Major (Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville) could have played a factor too.

That said, Dyer is still glad he made the trip.

"I got to spend some personal time with Coach Wickline," he said. "He's awesome and a great guy to talk to. He's a great coach and real smart. Overall I am glad I came."

Spending time with Wickline was actually the highlight of Dyer's day.

"He was just personal and real," Dyer said. "He doesn't sugarcoat a whole bunch. He is straight to the point and I liked him."

If Texas is going to jump into the mix and offer it might want to do so before the summer, which is when Dyer plans to narrow his list to "three or four" schools.

He said he had one favorite in mind but was keeping it a secret for now.

Dyer also said that over spring break he'd be at a Texas Tech spring practice and would also visit LSU.

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