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Keke keeping eyes on UT

Wheeler to visit soon

Townsend's Top 3

Texas showing Hemphill love

Punter off the board

Keke keeping eyes on UT

Aside from five-star Daylon Mack, the one player committed elsewhere that I get asked the most about is probably fellow Texas A&M defensive tackle pledge Kingsley Keke.

I think it was a shock to many burnt orange believers when he committed to the Aggies. It was to me. I thought UT was in a really good position with him.

But momentum was on the Aggies’ side at that moment so it’s hard to blame him.

However, don’t completely shut the door on Texas. He said so himself.

Well, not those exact words but he did tell me something that HD readers will like.

"Yeah I still hear from Texas and yes there is still interest!!"

“Yeah I still hear from Texas,” he said, “and yes there is still interest!!”

It’s not much but it sure says a lot, doesn’t it?

The Longhorns have picked up plenty of steam in recruiting over the last two weeks with the commitments of Luis Brown and John Burt, and could have another one on board this afternoon in four-star DT Du’Vonta Lampkin.

Keke sees what’s going on and is paying so much attention to UT that he tells HD that he believes he’ll visit Texas at some point this season, presumably for an official visit. On top of that, he didn’t name any other names when asked what other schools he’d like to visit. Just Texas.

So keep an eye on this as the season grows long. It could be something to remember here in a few months.

Wheeler to visit soon?

Despite John Burt’s commitment on Sunday, wide receiver is still an extreme position of need for the Longhorns in 2015.

But it’s hard to argue that it’s as important as getting a few linebackers on board at this point, especially because of how slim the pickings seem to be.

Right now Texas has offers out to Malik Jefferson, Cameron Townsend (read about him below), Anthony Wheeler, Bo Wallace, DeAndre McNeal, Semaj Thomas and Adonis Thomas.

Of those, there is only one that presumably has Texas at the top at this point: Townsend. But that’s not even a sure bet as you’ll read below.

And it’s hard to imagine either Thomas or Wallace choosing the Longhorns at this point. Semaj Thomas is already committed to TCU.

Wheeler told HD over the weekend that he still has Oklahoma No. 1 and the Longhorns a close second.

Asked what it would take for UT to take over the top spot, Wheeler said, “Really it comes down to me just spending more time with the staff.”

The good news for Texas is it appears like he’s making an attempt to get down to Austin for a visit, and it could happen soon.

“Only thing new is that I picked up an Arkansas offer and I might try to visit UT and Baylor hopefully,” he said. “Maybe [I’ll visit] in August.”

It would be a huge opportunity for the Longhorns to make up ground on their biggest rivals.

Stay tuned for more news on when Wheeler could make it down.

Townsend's Top 3

Speaking of Cameron Townsend, we caught up with the four-star linebacker who, after careful consideration, is finally narrowing things down.

“Recruiting has almost come to a stop except for the schools that have already offered me,” he said. “I’ve narrowed down to Texas, Oklahoma, and Oregon State.”

Four-star LB Cameron Townsend.

The No. 14 OLB and No. 177 player overall clarified that list was in no particular order. But you’d have to imagine this, too, will come down to a battle of the Red River rivals considering how much he’s frequented each campus.

Townsend tells HD he’ll take his official visit to Oregon State for the San Diego State game on Sept. 20, his Oklahoma OV for the Kansas State game on Oct. 18, and is still undecided on what game he’ll officially visit UT for.

Texas showing Hemphill love

Had a very brief conversation with former 2016 Longhorns wide receiver commitment Reggie Hemphill the other day, who said that Texas is definitely making up ground after the new staff came in and pulled his commitment in order to do their own evaluations.

The Longhorns have since re-offered Hemphill and are right back in contention for one of the top receivers in the state regardless of class.

"It's because of all the love they are showing."

“It’s because of all the love they are showing,” said Hemphill, the No. 9 WR and No. 47 player overall in 2016.

Hemphill wouldn’t say if Texas was among his favorites, or give a list of top schools. But you have to imagine that UT is in good position at the moment.

He has 16 offers to date, including from Clemson, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and UCLA.

Punter off the board

If Texas is going to offer a punter it might have to look somewhere else aside from Los Alamitos, Calif.

That’s where Blake Johnson, who could be the top punter in the country, resides and he just committed to Arkansas over the weekend.

Johnson’s been a long-time fan of the Longhorns and told HD that he would love to commit to Texas. But he was waiting on an offer first, and that’s just not something that UT could give him at this point in time simply because the staff isn’t sure if it will offer a punter in 2015.

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