Daily Dose

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Today we'll look at all the West Coast offers the Longhorns have handed out in 2015, excluding the ones to commitments Zach Gentry, Kirk Johnson and Collin Johnson.

WR Christian Kirk (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro)

Texas has its sights set elsewhere at WR but there's no question it would love to get someone of Kirk's caliber on the 40 Acres.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Kirk is the No. 35 player in the country and holds offers from 37 schools. Thirty-seven.

The good news for Texas is he's doing his homework and looking from coast-to-coast at what his best option would be, and he's mentioned in the past that he really liked the Longhorns.

The bad news is others are going all out for him. He told Scout.com recently that USC, UCLA, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn, and Arizona State were recruiting him the hardest.

Kirk, who was the WR MVP at this year's L.A. NFTC, said he'll whittle his list down to around 10 schools this summer.

OT Keenan Walker (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral)

Joe Wickline really likes Walker. Unfortunately for him, the top offensive lineman out West committed to Arizona on April 26.

And it doesn't look like there will be much Wickline can do to convince him to look elsewhere.

"I have known since they first offered me that this is where I wanted to go," he told Scout.com. "They have had my back since Day 1 and I know they are going to look out for me."

He chose the Wildcats over offers from Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Nebraska, UCLA, Washington, and Arizona State.

DE Keisean Lucier-South (Orange, Calif./Lutheran)

There's not a program in the country that wouldn't take this 6-foot-5, 220-pound DE rated No. 19 overall.

The good news for Texas is Lucier-South has been adamant in the past about wanting to visit Austin. He even tweeted during the Orange-White game that he wished he would have made it down.

It's going to take everything the Longhorns can muster to get him away from the West Coast with both California instate powers, UCLA and USC, throwing the kitchen sink his way.

But you never know what can happen if Texas gets a recruit on campus.

DT Khalil McKenzie (Concord, Calif./De La Salle)

This five-star recruit listed a top five, in no order, of Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and USC, on April 27. But that was before the Longhorns offered.

He also said he was looking at Ohio State, UCLA, Alabama, Miami, Notre Dame, Florida and Oregon.

McKenzie told HornsDigest's Jason Higdon that he was really interested in Texas and would visit as soon as he could. That could end up being an official visit. He told Scout.com that he'd take all five and knew for sure that three of those would be to Arizona, Tennessee and his native Wisconsin.

Oklahoma was his early childhood favorite and his father and uncle played at Tennessee.

DE Takkarist McKinley (Contra Costa CC)

There is mutual interest here between UT and the former Cal commitment. So much so that the 6-foot-3, 240-pound edge rusher will visit Texas for its home game against TCU. McKinley has also said that he'll visit Arizona State and UCLA.

"Texas is a great school and I actually talked to Coach Strong not long after he got the job," he said. "They offered me in early April and Coach Strong and I talked for a good 20-30 minutes. He's a great coach and a great man and I can't wait to get out there."

This is a player that has spent his whole life in the state of California, but he told HornsDigest upon receiving his UT offer that he's ready to branch out now after spending time at a junior college.

He had a solid freshman season totaling 43 tackles, 18 for loss and 10 sacks. He's crazy athletic and even ran a 10.6 100-meter dash.


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