Daily Dose

Welcome to the Daily Dose, a daily collection of random musings surrounding Longhorns athletics and recruiting. Today we'll look at the top out-of-state prospects the Longhorns sit in the best position with.

QB Kai Locksley (Baltimore, MD/Gilman)

Locklsey, who is one of the top three quarterbacks on Texas' board right now, has Texas in his top 10 along with Baylor, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, and Virginia Tech. He said he'd visit the Longhorns sometime in May with his father.

The No. 18 QB in the country told Scout's Brian Dohn that he's known Charlie Strong and his family since he was six years old.

WR John Burt (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln)

Burt may live in the hometown of the defending national champions, but he feels at home in Austin just as much.

That's because Burt grew up visiting UT often where his grandmother recently retired from being the Dean of Social Works. He also has an aunt in undergraduate administration and an uncle that works at the university too. So Texas has Burt's family on its side, which is huge.

Burt was in town for Texas' first junior day and got a chance to familiarize himself with the staff, and liked what he saw.

TE Will Gragg (Pine Bluff, Ark/Pine Bluff)

Amidst all his offers, the Longhorns have managed to stick out to the No. 5 tight end in the country. He made his interest in Texas known in mid March when he visited the Longhorns for a few days when he really grew close with TE coach Bruce Chambers, who sold Gragg on Texas' new offense wanting to utilize tight ends much more than it did in the past.

That was obviously music to Gragg's ears as were his conversations with Charlie Strong, who Gragg really liked because of his ties to the state of Arkansas (played at Central Arkansas).

OT Tyler Carr (Gadsen, AL/Southside)

It's going to be incredibly difficult for the Longhorns to snatch him away from the SEC, but it's not entirely impossible. Carr told HornsDigest that it would take a big-time program to get him away from the SEC and that Texas has the type of prestige he's looking for.

The No. 18 offensive guard overall has offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Louisville, Miami and Penn State.

DE Takkarist McKinley (Contra Costa CC)

McKinley has lived in California his entire life. But he's told HornsDigest that he's interested in branching out and experiencing different things. That puts the Longhorns in a great position along with the likes of Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

The school to keep an eye on here is Cal. McKinley committed to the Golden Bears out of high school but failed to qualify academically. He still keeps in touch with their staff.

LB Bo Wallace (New Orleans/John Curtis)

The three-star linebacker told HornsDigest that Texas was one of his top schools even before he visited for the spring game. He came away even more impressed after the visit saying he had great conversations with the coaches and thought the campus was "amazing."

The Longhorns have put themselves in a nice position with him because of the relationship defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn has built with him. Vaughn has emerged as one of Texas' top recruiters, which isn't being lost on Wallace. They speak often.

DE Keisean Lucier-South (Orange, CA/Lutheran-Orange County)

At first glance it might appear like the five-star recruit is destined to stay on the West Coast. But Lucier-South likes Texas and will at least give the Longhorns a long look before he makes his decision.

The No. 4 DE in the country, Lucier-South tweeted during Texas' spring game that he wished he would have been able to make it down. He told me that he was very interested in UT back when Mack Brown was recruiting him.

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