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Today we'll look at the biggest 2015 visitors expected to attend Texas' spring game on April 19. Here's the list.

MLB Anthony Wheeler (Dallas/Skyline)

The Longhorns need to start making up ground with the No. 4 MLB in the country. Not to say they are in a bad position with him – they're not – but have work to do to keep up with Oklahoma, who Wheeler recently labeled as his top school.

WR Ryan Newsome (Aledo, Texas)

Texas sits in a favorable position with this four-star slot receiver. So this weekend will be about fine-tuning some things with the No. 24 WR in the country. There is really no reason why the Longhorns should at least be one of Newsome's final schools at this point. A good spring game and positive momentum heading into the fall could get him to Austin for good.

Here's some film from Newsome of his junior season:

RB Chris Warren (Rockwall, Texas)

Running back slots are going fast in 2015 for Texas, but there will always be room for a player of Warren's caliber.

The No. 9 RB in the country was on his way to a monster season in 2013. He rushed for 747 yards and 11 touchdowns but suffered a season-ending injury in Rockwall's first district game.

The Longhorns are fully confident in his abilities coming off the injury and will attempt to put themselves in a great position to acquire his commitment down the line with an impressive experience on Saturday.

RB Nicholas Brossette (Baton Rouge, La./University Lab)

Coming in one slot behind Warren in the national running back rankings is this LSU commitment.

Texas' coaching staff stays in constant contact with him – on a weekly basis – and would love to steal him away from Les Miles and the Tigers. But it's going to be hard. Brossette has built a solid relationship with Miles, and is already a legend in the state having broke the Louisiana state record for most total touchdowns.

WR Kemah Siverand (Houston/Cy-Ridge)

If you are talking about the three most realistic signings for Texas at WR in 2015 you might go Siverand, John Burt and Ryan Newsome. Texas would take that in a heartbeat so having two of them in the same place on Saturday is big for UT.

LB Cameron Townsend (Missouri City/Ridge Point)

It's hard to keep up with how many times Townsend has visited UT, but that shouldn't water down the importance of this visit.

Townsend, who was in town a few weeks ago for Texas' first full pad scrimmage, has listed Texas as one of his top schools in the past. He's one of five linebackers with UT offers in 2015.

DE James Lockhart (Ennis, Texas)

With any of these recruits, it's important for Texas' staff to build relationships. But it might be more important for that to happen with Lockhart than anyone this Saturday.

Because he had such strong ties with former defensive ends coach Oscar Giles, the Longhorns need Chris Rumph to make a great impression on him before and after the game. This will be the first time he's met Rumph. He did meet Charlie Strong on Strong's whirlwind tour across the state back in January.

WR Carlos Strickland (Dallas/Skyline)

This is one of the more puzzling non-offers out there for Texas. At 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, Strickland is rated as the No. 10 WR in the country and hasn't had much contact with the staff. In fact, this will be the first time he's met the staff in person.

OL Connor Williams (Coppell, Texas)

Like running back, offensive line slots are going fast for Texas in 2015. The Longhorns will at most take two more, but likely one at this point. That next offer could go to Williams, who plays tight end right now but projects as a tackle at the next level.

LB Bo Wallace (River Ridge/John Curtis)

He was just offered a few weeks ago but has already built a strong relationship with area recruiter Chris Vaughn. He's a really intelligent guy who is looking for much more than just football, so the staff will have to sell him on academics, which Strong has done so far.

DE Breylin Mitchell (Round Rock, Texas)

Mitchell is one of those players to really keep an eye on because he resides right up the road, is committed to a Big 12 rival (TCU), and plays a position of need.

Not only that but the Longhorns are likely going to have to reach out to a few more in state DEs since they've only offered two so far (UT commitment Charles Omenihu and Lockhart).

Here are some highlights from Mitchell's junior season:

K Andrew Galitz (Rowlett, Texas)

The Longhorns aren't in dire need of a kicker in 2015, but it they offered one it would likely be Galitz, one of the nation's top kickers.


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