2016 Louisiana DB talks Texas

The Longhorns have been incredibly selective with their 2016 offers so far. But one player that could be getting one soon is cornerback Malik Antoine (Baton Rouge, LA/University Lab).

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back put his best foot forward at Texas' camp on Sunday and came away feeling good about where things stand.

"I talked a lot with the coaches," he said. "They said I played well, my technique was great and want to take the recruiting further. They didn't extend an offer but I think it's coming soon."

Antoine, who holds offers from Akron and California, came to the camp with teammate, 2017 five-star LSU commitment Dylan Moses.

He'd visited Texas before for a junior day so he was able to build on the relationships he's made with the staff already, in particular defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn.

"The offer would mean a lot coming from Coach [Chris] Vaughn," he said. "I have a great relationship with him. Texas would definitely be in my top schools because I like it around here.

"Coach Vaughn is a great DB coach. He shows me a lot of things and brings a lot of intensity to his coaching. He just loves coaching football and I like that about him. He brings so much passion to the game and that's really effected me in this recruiting process."

Antoine said the coaches were raving about how he did today and would like to see him back on campus soon.

"They were telling me how great I was technique-wise, camp-wise, and with my film," he said. "They want me to get out here for a game and see the campus some more. I definitely plan on taking some more visits."

One aspect of his recruitment that he's taking very seriously is his academic future, which Charlie Strong has emphasized since taking over for Mack Brown. That's something not lost on Antoine.

"Academics are very big," he said. "I've been at the top of my class since 5th grade. I just won most outstanding 10th grade student. It's a big part of my recruiting process."

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