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Antoine hoping for UT offer

Boyd update

Wheeler taking his time

Antoine hoping for UT offer

The Longhorns don’t have a single cornerback commitment in 2015 so their focus on 2016 CBs isn’t entirely there right now.

But when they do shift their full attention to that position one name to keep an eye on is three-star Malik Antoine (Baton Rouge, La./University Lab).

He’s visited Texas’ campus three times to date and will likely make it a fourth this fall when he takes in a Longhorns game.

Antoine’s most recent visit was on June 1 when he and his teammate, five-star LSU RB/LB commitment Dylan Moses, participated in Texas’ first summer camp.

He was a big fan of Texas back then and that hasn’t changed.

“They definitely would [be a top school],” he said. “I have a great relationship with Coach [Chris] Vaughn. He came to my school and watched me this spring. I used to talk to him every week. They definitely would be a favorite because I love the coaching staff.”

The campus environment wasn’t half-bad either.

“It was a great atmosphere,” he said. “I’m very attracted to the coaching staff. They are very professional with their work. I like the atmosphere down there. It’s a big campus, a big school. I loved it.”

Right now Antoine has offers from Akron, Cal, and Oklahoma State but he is hearing a lot from in-state LSU.

“They are very high on me,” Antoine said. “They have been recruiting me since my freshman year. All I can say is they are one of my top schools. If they were to offer they would be my top school.”

Because he’s still waiting on several offers Antoine said that no one is a favorite at this point.

“I’m just continuing to be open-minded about all the schools,” he said.

That includes keeping an open-mind with Texas’ new coaching staff. He’s anxious to see how this program does under Charlie Strong and isn’t so much worried about what it did in Mack Brown’s final few seasons.

“Their past record doesn’t bother me,” he said. “I just want to go to a school that best fits me. Their past record won’t have an affect on my decision.”

Antoine really places a lot of importance on academics and wants a school that will help him grow not only as a football player but as a student too. He holds a 3.9 grade point average right now and is among the top 10 students in his class.

“I want to grow mentally and physically,” he said.

That could work to Texas’ advantage given how much Strong has stressed academics.

Of course, Antoine needs to get that offer from UT first, which he knows he can get with a good season.

“I have to play well, have good stats and show them that I will be a good football player,” he said.

Boyd update

Things are relatively quiet on the Demarco Boyd front.

The 2016 running back, and brother of 2015 four-star DB Kris Boyd (Gilmer, Texas), said he hasn’t heard from Texas since he and his brother visited for “Under the Lights” on July 18.

There was a lot of head scratching going on as to why DeMarco didn’t work out. It made since for Kris because he has all the offers he needs, but DeMarco didn’t have an offer yet – from anybody – and very well could have picked one up from Texas with a good showing at camp.

Turns out he wanted to but his coach wouldn’t let him.

“Coach Traylor said it was too close to the season,” DeMarco said. “He didn’t want me to get hurt. But me, myself, I wanted to work out.”

DeMarco did talk to the coaches a bunch and they basically told him that they needed to see him in action first before deciding which route to go.

“Coaches told me they had to watch me play and they will see [about offering],” he said.

DeMarco said he didn’t have any favorites right now but Texas would be up there if an offer were extended. He also said he doesn’t talk to his brother all that much about recruiting and that Kris didn’t have any favorites at this point.

Wheeler taking his time

Touched base with four-star linebacker Anthony Wheeler (Dallas, Texas/Skyline) who is taking his recruitment incredibly slow. He still doesn’t have any official visits lined up.

Oklahoma remains just ahead of Texas right now. He’s told me repeatedly that he just needs to spend more time with the Longhorns staff to get a better feel for the program. That could bump UT in front.

I fully expect him to visit at some point this season.

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