Today we'll look at six recruits the Longhorns should make a priority during the spring evaluation period.
DT Du'Vonta Lampkin (Houston/Cy Falls)
Now would be the perfect time for the Longhorns to show Lampkin exactly how much they want it.
This is a player that was passed over by Mack Brown's staff but a 6-foot-4, 295-pound prospect Chris Rumph thinks he can mold into a quality player.
He decommitted from Oklahoma on Wednesday in part because he's starting to see his recruitment really heat up. He picked up Mississippi State and Missouri offers on Monday and an Oklahoma State offer on Tuesday.
Lampkin is one of seven defensive tackles Texas has offered in 2015, and one of four that live in the state of Texas along with Darrion Daniels (Dallas/Bishop Dunne), Daylon Mack (Gladewater) and Kingsley Keke (Richmond George Ranch).
Texas feels good about where it's at with Daniels and Keke but you could see someone like Keke looking at OU even harder now that Lampkin is no longer in the fold.
It's a chess match between the Red River rivals in many respects.
QB Quinten Dormady (Boerne, Texas)
This is going to be the most important spring of Dormady's life since he missed his junior season due to injury. You've got to believe that's the main reason his offers list is so thin right now.
He's been on Texas' radar for a while with his visits to a junior day and also the spring game.
OT Madison Akamnonu (Arlington, Texas/Bowie)
The Longhorns can probably take one more offensive linemen in this class. Two would be stretching it but I could see it happening.
One of the recruits the staff is taking a long look at is this three-star tackle with more upside than most.
Akamnonu is a physical specimen at 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds with a size 17 shoe. He moves incredibly well and even strikes me as a player that could transition well to defensive end at the next level because of his quickness.
This was a pretty telling quote from him on RaiderPower about his trip to Texas for a visit during spring practice: "The Texas visit. I watched their practice and I mean, their practice, it was cool, but when I went to Oklahoma, I liked it there, but I didn't like it as much as I liked Texas Tech."
That might have something to do with him having a Tech offer and not one from Texas. Or maybe there's more to it. We don't know but things could change if the Longhorns join the mix.
Here is some film on Akamnonu:
WR Carlos Strickland (Dallas/Skyline)
It might already be too late for the Longhorns if they ever do decide to join the mix for the No. 10 receiver in the country. But it's better late than never, I suppose, to show him the interest is there.
Strickland, who was offered by Miami on Thursday, showed there was interest on his part by visiting Austin for Texas' spring game. But it was one of the more shocking developments of the day that he wasn't offered.
Whatever the case, Skyline's spring practices are must-stops for Texas' coaching staff, or any staff for that matter.
OL Tyler Moore (Galena Park, Texas/North Shore)
Moore is an interesting prospect in that he's bred as a center but can and will actually play elsewhere on the line for North Shore this fall. That makes him all the more intriguing for the Longhorns considering center Jake Raulerson will have three years to play after this season and freshman center Terrell Cuney hasn't even arrived on campus yet.
Moore told HornsDigest last week that he has always had it in his mind that it would come down to a Texas-Oklahoma battle for him, and even went as far to say that whoever offered first could end up getting his verbal pledge.
It is still probably a little too early for an offer considering the limited space Texas has to work with at OL, but Moore (6-foot-5, 330 pounds) is worth the look.
DE/TE Louis Brown (Burton, Texas)
Brown is interested in the Longhorns. He proved as much by visiting for the Orange-White spring game and also telling HornsDigest on Wednesday that he was hopeful for a UT offer.
At his size (6-foot-6, 207 pounds) and with his speed (you'll see in tape below), he's got the ability to play tight end at the next level, which is a position the Longhorns are really focusing on in 2015.
If he's not worthy of an offer, he's at least worthy of a look this spring.