Today we'll look at a few names to know that flew a bit under the radar at the Orange-White scrimmage on Saturday.
DE Quincy Vasser (Navarro College)
The Longhorns gave the recent Georgia commitment something to think about by extending him an offer on Saturday, but it's going to take some work to get him away from the Bulldogs.
Originally from New York, Vasser chose Georgia in part because two of his best friends play there in John Atkins and Leonard Floyd. The three of them played together at Virginia's Hargrave prep school after Vasser was forced to go to school there to try and qualify academically with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
"He basically offered me and told me that in the SEC I have to beat Florida, Alabama, all the big teams to win one SEC championship and then make the playoff," Vasser said. "But in the Big 12 all he is worried about is beating OU. He said ‘we could do that and then we will make the playoffs.'"
DE Desmond Owino (Navarro College)
The 6-foot-5, 256-pound DE did not receive an offer from the Longhorns but could down the line as the two sides further strengthen their ties.
"I spent time with my guest but did not get much time to meet other people," Owino said. "I spoke to a few recruits and I don't remember their names but I did speak with defensive line coach Chris Rumph and coach Strong who told me to give them a chance to recruit me since I was committed to North Carolina State. The best part was meeting the players and Texas stands good for now."
Owino originally committed to North Carolina State out of Raleigh (N.C.) Sanderson High School in 2012 but didn't qualify academically.
DE/TE Louis Brown (Burton, Texas)
The Baylor commitment has been down to Austin a few times before, including for a junior day to meet the new staff. He wasn't offered but did say that coaches would come out to see him this spring.
I get the feeling that a Longhorns offer would make things really interesting for Brown. However, one of the things he said he liked about Baylor was how small the university was, which Texas certainly is not. I'll have more on him in The Heard.
DB Ashton Preston (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe)
The 6-foot, 170-pound three-star cornerback doesn't have any offers yet but that doesn't mean that interest isn't there.
It's rare to find cover corners with his size, which several programs have taken a liking to, including Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Louisiana-Lafayette, Northwestern, and Purdue.