HD Stock Report: 2015 Longhorns Recruits

Here's a new feature heading into the final few days before National Signing Day -- HD Stock Report. We look at the top remaining targets on Texas' board and where things stand with them.

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By all accounts, the Longhorns’ time spent with the No. 1 RB in the country during his official visit over the weekend couldn’t have gone any better. Texas has positioned itself as a serious threat, and some would say clubhouse leader, to land Jamabo’s commitment. He was the clear-cut No. 1 target visitor amongst a group of highly-touted recruits. This was made evident by the fact that he sat in between Charlie Strong and Malik Jefferson at Texas’ basketball game against Kansas. Jamabo also got to town a day earlier than everyone else, giving he and his father more 1-on-1 time with the staff. UCLA and Notre Dame are also real threats here.

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The five-star DT surprised many by taking an impromptu official visit to Texas over the weekend where he got to spend plenty of time with good friend Malik Jefferson, Charlie Strong, and the rest of the Longhorns contingency. Mack brought his family down with him so this wasn’t just a chance to hang out with friends for the weekend. He was taking the visit serious. Next up: in-homes with his top three schools this week in Texas, TCU, and Texas A&M (he was once an Aggies commitment).

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All eyes are on five-star Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray at this point. OK, who are we kidding? When are all eyes ever not on perhaps the greatest Texas High School QB of all-time? But he gained a lot more admirers in Austin when he took a surprise visit to Texas, along with five-star WR DaMarkus Lodge, two weekends ago. Our sources tell us that UT thinks it has a real shot here. Of course, the Aggies aren’t taking their foot off the gas either. Expect both schools to have in-homes with Murray this week.

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There probably isn’t a recruit on this board whose trend meter seems to be point more in favor of the Longhorns at the moment than this FSU QB commitment. His official visit over the weekend went better than even he could have hoped. He got the questions answered that he was looking for, felt at home with the staff and other recruits, and really became good friends with Malik Jefferson. Locksley spend a lot of time with QB coach Shawn Watson, who told him the offense was changing to better suit a player with his skillset. Locksley tells HD he will silent commit to a school for good a few days before NSD then make it public on Feb. 4.

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This one is going to come down to Texas and Texas A&M. Both rivals think they have the inside track here, and with good reason. We’ll find out where he’ll announce on Jan. 30 when he announces along with fellow four-star DB Holton Hill (below). One thing that Texas could have over Texas A&M is its relationship with Kris’ brother, Demarco, a 2016 RB/LB. UT offered Demarco months ago and has positioned itself as his No. 1 school. The two brothers will play football together at the next level so that bodes well for the Longhorns doesn’t it?

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Hill very well could be the top cornerback in the state. He wasn’t thrown to all that often his senior season yet he still found a way to intercept 12 passes and knock down 12 more. Texas wants him, and wants him badly. The two sides had great conversation during his official visit weekend on Jan. 23. He’s been rumored to be a Longhorns lean for a while. But Texas A&M, Baylor and Florida State appear to be very much in the mix here. He is fresh off a visit to College Station.

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The Longhorns have really made up ground with Lodge over the past month. It appeared like the only way they could have gotten him to commit was by hiring former UT WR coach Darrell Wyatt. When that didn’t happen you had to scratch your head and wonder if there was any way to get him to Texas. Well there appears to be. The answer: Kyler Murray. The two are extremely close and both visited Texas together two weeks ago. The Longhorns practically sent their entire coaching staff to Lodge’s house for an in-home on Monday. Texas A&M and Ole Miss are the other contenders here.

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The Longhorns really made an impression on this JUCO WR, who was not anywhere on Texas’ radar until earlier in the week. UT made such the impression that he tells our Derek Young that Texas (and Arizona State) are now ahead of Arkansas, who entered the weekend as his leader. The only hiccup with Reed seems to be whether or not he’ll quality. Texas has an in-home scheduled for later this week.

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The Longhorns definitely made up ground with Baker (6-foot, 180 pounds), one of the more soft-spoken recruits you will ever come across, and one of the youngest (he was 16 at the time he played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in Jan.). So much so that Baker will now announce his decision between UGA and Texas on National Signing Day.

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Redwine, a Louisville commitment, could very well be in this class already had it not been for Texas eyeing other prospects like Hill, Boyd and Baker. There is still interest there at the moment. Could hinge on what Hill/Boyd decide to announce on Jan. 30.

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Looks like Strickland will announce on Tuesday at 8 p.m. between Texas Tech, Cal, UCLA and OU. You got the sense that Texas’ ship had sailed when he didn’t take an official to Texas over the weekend along with his teammate, and UT commitment, Anthony Wheeler.

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Warren is one of three running backs that Texas is giving serious consideration to and would love to have in its class. He’s been rumored to be a Longhorns lean for a while now. However, with Texas giving equal attention to Jamabo and Nicholas Brossette (below), will Warren think to go elsewhere?

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Brossette’s been a long-time LSU commitment but the Longhorns have long been interested in trying to get him to flip. He took an official visit to UT a few weeks back and loved it so much that he said he had a tough decision ahead of him. Can LSU hold on?


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