Welcome to the Daily Dose, a daily collection of random musings surrounding Longhorns athletics and recruiting.
In this edition we'll take a look at five recruits the Longhorns should try and get on campus relatively soon.
2015 WR DaMarkus Lodge
If there is one recruit the Longhorns need to get on staff more than anyone else it has to be the No. 2 WR in the country, hands down.
Lodge had a really good rapport with the last staff and some thought he might have even pulled the trigger if former WR coach Darrell Wyatt was retained.
Lodge has yet to get on campus under Charlie Strong and he told me Tuesday that he doesn't plan on visiting until the summer at some point. The good news is the Longhorns have been in contact with his father. So there's that.
2015 RB Ronald Jones
Offers are filling up fast for the four-star prospect out of McKinney (Texas) North. If Texas is going to enter the picture for this talented back it's going to want to get him on campus as soon as possible.
Of the 10 RBs Texas has offered, one is committed (Jordan Stevenson) and three others are committed elsewhere. That leaves six others with offers and only three of those are in state. Two of those Texas has to feel like it has a good chance with in Soso Jamabo and Chris Warren, which might be why it hasn't offered Jones yet.
Nevertheless, this is a player that rushed for 2,406 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2013.
2015 DE Keisean Lucier-South
This is one out-of-state prospect Mack Brown's staff wasted little time offering, and it might be that the new staff is just waiting to get him on campus before it reaffirms that offer.
Lucier-South, a five-star recruit from Orange (CA) Lutheran, told me upon getting that offer from Brown that he was definitely interested in the Longhorns and would like to visit at some point. That could happen this summer.
Many think he'll stay on the West Coast but you never know how his opinion might change should he step foot on the 40 Acres.
2015 WR Carlos Strickland
Charlie Strong and his staff have definitely been selective in their offers since arriving on campus. If they aren't going to offer the four-star WR right now it couldn't hurt to at least get him on campus to get a better feel for him.
And you can't stress enough how important it is that Texas' staff keeps in good graces with Texas high school football staffs, especially the perennial powers like Skyline. Not sure if an invite has been extended but it couldn't hurt.
2015 DT Taaj Bakari
Strong made it a point to go after a couple of defensive tackles as soon as he stepped on campus in Austin, and got them in Chris Nelson and Poona Ford. That, and Bryce English's long-standing commitment, has afforded the staff a bit of time in pursuing DTs in 2015.
They only brought a few in during junior days but Bakari, a three-star prospect and No. 24 DT overall, wasn't one of them. Texas might want to take a look at him. Du'Vonta Lampkin is another player UT may want to check out even though he's committed to OU.