Gragg's Visit Exceeds Expectations

Chalk up Will Gragg's visit to Texas over the past two days a major success.

The four-star tight end from Pine Bluff, Ark., just concluded his visit a few minutes ago and said that the Longhorns are definitely in the mix.

"It definitely moved them right up to the top spot," said Gragg, the No. 7 TE in the country. "I've already scheduled an official visit."

Gragg has set that official up for Texas' home game against BYU on Sept. 6. It will be his first time seeing the Longhorns in person.

This is a player, mind you, that has a Vince Young jersey hanging on his room back home. So the interest is definitely there.

He got to see everything he wanted on this trip, and even say in on a meeting with tight ends coach Bruce Chambers and the rest of the tight ends after Thursday's practice.

"It was real cool," Gragg said. "I liked the way he talked to their players about what went wrong. But how he corrected the wrongs. He is a real genuine person. He was real cool."

One of the other highlights for Gragg (6-foot-4, 247 pounds) was meeting Charlie Strong. Gragg knew they'd hit it off with them both being from Arkansas.

"He is a really cool person," Gragg said. "He is one of the most down-home, humble guys I know. We have a really good relationship. It's about a 10 out of a 10. I feel like me and him can talk about anything. I can talk to him like a normal person instead of like a head coach. With him being from Arkansas I expected that."

Gragg said the visit "trumped" his expectations and can't wait to get back in the fall.

"I didn't know the facilities were going to be this nice, and how big the campus and stadium was," he said. "They really exceeded my expectations."

In addition to Texas, Gragg has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, Auburn, Cal, Louisville, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas State.

He has his other official visits set up with Alabama (Oct. 17), Florida State (Sept. 19), LSU (Nov. 7) and Ole Miss (Oct. 3).

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