The Longhorns are scheduled to get a visit from one of the top defensive tackles in the country this weekend

It is shaping up to be another big recruiting weekend for the Longhorns.

Four-star U.S. Army All-American defensive tackle Jordan Elliott tells HD that he'll be visiting the Longhorns this weekend. 

Elliott has long been one of Charlie Strong's top targets but he has not been able to completely win him over at this point. 

Ever since the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Elliott committed to Michigan on Nov. 28 - choosing the Wolverines over Texas - he's been very adament about his commitment to Jim Harbaugh's program. 

But there's always been something about UT that's intrigued Elliott and he'll surely be given the red carpet treatment from the staff this weekend as one of a handful of expected visitors. 

Elliott was the best defensive tackle for the West during practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and would immediately compete for playing time on a defensive line that is in dire need of depth for 2016. 

© Greg Powers

Evaluation

Athletic enough to play defensive end and powerful enough to play inside and take on the double team as a defensive tackle. Very quick off the ball, and you often forget that he is a legit 300-pounder moving around the way he is. Very smooth and plays with a low center of gravity making it tough for offensive linemen to outposition him. Could be scheme versatile in college and play in many defenses, and that is why offers poured in for him. - GP

Strengths

  • Body Control and Balance
  • Quickness off Ball
  • Size

Areas to Improve

  • Hand Quickness

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