Daily Dose

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Today we'll look at what Texas' options are going to be if Charles Omenihu decides to announce that he's reopening his commitment today after his spring game.

He tweeted out on Tuesday that he would announce whether he'd stay committed or open things up. We caught up with Omenihu on Tuesday in anticipation of his announcement and will have an update in HD Only later this afternoon.

Remind Omenihu who gave him first chance

Long before the Alabama's, Florida's, LSU's, Miami's, Notre Dame's and Oregon's of the world threw their hat in the race for Omenihu, the Longhorns had already secured his commitment.

That's not a fact lost on the three-star-but-rising DE. Texas saw potential in him before anyone else, took a chance with an offer and is now trying to hold on for dear life. Omenihu recognizes that and appreciates the fact that UT did get the ball rolling so to speak.

He's been one of Texas' biggest supporters, cheerleaders and recruiters for this 2015 class. He and fellow UT commitment DeShon Elliott have spearheaded Texas' attempts at getting other top recruits on board in 2015.

All of this is something the Longhorns shouldn't let Omenihu forget if he does decide to open things up.

Continue to pursue JUCOs

There are other options available for Texas that the staff should feel good about, including JUCO DE's Takkarist McKinley (Contra Costa CC) and Motekiai Maile (Tyler JC).

Both of these players have visits scheduled with the Longhorns, including one of Maile coming up on June 6. He's originally from Euless and went to high school at Euless Trinity before moving out to California for his last two years of high school. While he doesn't have an offer yet, you can expect him to get one when he comes for a visit.

McKinley is a California kid through-and-through. He even committed to the Golden Bears out of high school but failed to qualify academically. But he told HornsDigest last month that he was ready to branch out and see what the rest of the country had to offer. The Longhorns are one of his top schools.

Texas also has an offer out to Georgia commitment Quincy Vasser (Navarro JC) but UT is facing an uphill battle there.

Ramp things up with Lockhart

The Longhorns aren't completely out of the picture with the top defensive end in the country, but they'd better pick things up soon if they want to stay in the mix.

Lockhart, the No. 9 DE in the country, told HornsDigest last week that he seldom hears from Charlie Strong's staff. But that could change if Omenihu opts out of his verbal pledge.

If this staff can show him the type of attention that Mack Brown and his staff showed him, then UT will have a chance. He's got some huge offers, including from the likes of Alabama and Florida State.

Roll out red carpet for KLS

When you can get away with being described as an acronym as a high school junior, you've done some things. Five-star Keisean Lucier-South has done plenty on the gridiron, but he's only scratching the surface for how good he could be.

The DE/OLB from California is wanted by virtually everyone in the country, and with good reason.

While it might be a long shot for Strong and Co., Lucier-South has expressed interest in wanting to visit Austin at some point. If that happens then you never know what could transpire.

Texas certainly has a history of producing top-level defensive ends, and they'll be in need of some in the coming seasons. Perhaps teaming up with Derick Roberson will appeal to him?


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