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 Longhorns targets participating in this weekend's UIL State Track and Field Championships on the campus of the University of Texas beginning today and ending tomorrow.

2015 DB Kendall Sheffield (Missouri City, Texas/Marshall)

Without a doubt Sheffield is Texas' top priority this weekend. The five-star recruit has yet to meet the entire staff face-to-face so this will be his first time doing so.

The No. 2 cornerback in the country, Sheffield will run in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles today. His visit with the Longhorns won't take place until Saturday.

After missing out on the top three cornerbacks in the state in 2014, Texas could make a huge splash by inking Sheffield next February. His visit could be a huge step in the right direction for the staff.

Sheffield's father, Cecil Sheffield, loves Charlie Strong's demeanor and the way he's stressing academics.

Because Sheffield is one of the top hurdlers in the country, you can expect Texas' track coaches to be heavily involved this weekend too.

2015 WR Ryan Newsome (Aledo, Texas)

It's yet to be determined if Newsome, who will run the 100-meter dash today, will visit with the Longhorns this weekend. But it shouldn't come as a surprise if he does given how much the four-star likes UT.

Texas better do what it can to talk him up considering he just picked up an offer from Alabama this week.

2016 S Brandon Jones (Nacogdoches, Texas)

Jones, a four-star prospect, is one of the top safeties in the state regardless of class. He now holds 18 offers after picking up three – Purdue, Michigan State and Louisville – on Wednesday.

Longhorns offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Wickline stopped by Jones' school earlier this week to nail down his plans for visiting UT this weekend. It will be his first time visiting the campus since the Texas Relays.

Texas has only offered one 2016 DB (Jared Mayden) but it wouldn't be at all surprising to see Jones leave campus with an offer. He's just that good.

He finished the 2013 season with 95 tackles and five interceptions, one of which he returned more than 90 yards to clinch an upset victory against Lufkin, which had not lost to Nacogdoches since 1992.

2016 WR Reggie Hemphill (Manvel, Texas)

Hemphill, a four-star recruit, is a name Texas fans know all too well, and one they hope will rejoin UT's 2016 class.

A former Texas commitment, Hemphill comes to Austin with an offer in hand. It would be wise for Texas' coaches to spend some time with him before or after he's done running the 4-x-400 and 4-x-200 meter relays on Saturday. Like Jones, A&M is a real threat for the talented receiver.

2016 S Deontay Anderson (Manvel, Texas)

Anderson's stock has absolutely taken off since he won DB MVP at the Houston Nike Football Training Camp on April 6.

That includes picking up offers from the likes of Houston, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas A&M, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and Washington State.

Anderson, who finished 2013 with 67 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and eight pass breakups, has visited the Longhorns before. Getting he and Hemphill should be a priority for any program, especially from an instate school like the Longhorns.

He'll run the 4-x-200 meter relay on Saturday.

2016 RB Kameron Martin (Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial)

If there's one player that arrives this weekend without a Texas offer that UT's fan base would like to see leave with one, it's Martin.

He grew up a Longhorns fan, comes from the same school as former Texas RB Jamaal Charles, and is one of the most sought-after recruits in his class. For whatever reason, though, UT hasn't had much interaction with Martin. That could change this weekend.

Keep an eye on Martin's teammate, 2015 RB Corey Dauphine, too. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder has over 10 offers from the likes of Texas Tech, Arizona State, Baylor, Maryland, and TCU.

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