The Longhorns continued their pursuit of out-of-state offensive tackles by offering four-star Tyler Carr (Gadsen, AL./Southside) today.
Carr, the No. 12 offensive guard in the country, was chatting with offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Joe Wickline on Facebook when he found out.
"He told me that he has a scholarship for me and that if I wanted to come to Texas he is taking a lot of offensive linemen in this class," Carr said. "He wanted to see if I was interested in it."
"I think it's great. Texas is a great program with a lot of history in football," he said. "Texas has a big name behind it. I think Charlie Strong is going to turn it around into the glory years coming up."
Obviously Carr lives smack in the middle of SEC country, which more times than not means that's exactly where he'll be playing his college ball. But he was adamant that the Longhorns have a chance.
"I always said that if I was going to go to a school that was outside of where I live I wanted to go somewhere with a big name behind it like Texas," he said. "They have that big name. They have a legit shot.
"It will be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of months in talking to them on what they will improve on. Like I said, they have a legit shot. They are Texas. They are top of the line. Everything is bigger in Texas."
The name itself is nice enough, Carr said, but adding Wickline to the mix makes the Longhorns that much more attractive.
"I know from talking with him that he's a straightforward guy that tells you what he thinks, and I like that," he said. "I think it's good for me. He's very upfront with you and tells you what he's expecting. He's a great coach."
When asked what it was that he possessed that had Texas after him, Carr responded: "I think it's my ability to move with my size. I'm a pretty big kid, I guess, and when people see me move I think I show a lot of potential. From one years tape to the next I am very coachable."
Carr said he could play either tackle or guard and that Texas didn't specify where it would want him. Alabama, Auburn and Georgia all want him at tackle.
He is the seventh out-of-state offensive lineman UT has offered in 2015.
Here's some video of Carr