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Texas to host several key 2019 and 2020 targets this weekend

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2019 (All Official Visits)

OT Tyler Johnson

The five star offensive tackle from Conroe headlines the big recruiting weekend for the Longhorns and with Texas already sitting in a good position with Johnson, we don’t expect that to change following the weekend. Johnson previously took an official to Oklahoma last month, and while they are in the mix Texas holds a comfortable lead on the Sooners and the rest of the field. We think Johnson can see himself in Burnt Orange when things are all said and done, but I wouldn’t expect a commitment to drop just yet as he continues to take his time through the process.

TE Brayden Liebrock

It is no secret that Texas would prefer to take multiple tight ends in 2019. The Longhorns have extended 8 tight end offers so far, and will host one of their top targets this weekend in Brayden Liebrock. Standing at 6’5, 220 pounds, Liebrock fits the mold of the type of tight ends Tom Herman wants in his offense. The Arizona native took an unofficial visit to Texas back in March, so his interest in the Longhorns is legitimate. Ohio State, Cal and Arizona State appear to be the primary competition for Texas.

DE/OLB NaNa Osafo-Mensah

Mensah will be the only player visiting this weekend with a commitment date already set. The 4-star out of Fort Worth Nolan will decide between Texas and Notre Dame on May 19th. Texas will get the luxury of having the last official visit before his decision, but Notre Dame made a big impression during his visit to South Bend several weeks ago.

Several months ago, we were asked about Texas and Osafo-Mensah, and at the time Texas had some serious ground to make up if they wanted to be a serious contender in his recruitment. The Longhorns did just that and have a very real chance of getting 2 head-to-head wins over Notre Dame this cycle, but it will not be a layup after the Fighting Irish blew Osafo-Mensah and his family away on their official.

This was trending very favorably for Texas not too long ago, but the latest buzz has the momentum heading towards South Bend.

CB Derek Stingley

The nation’s 2nd best cornerback, according to the 247sports composite rankings, will be in Austin this weekend. Stingley named Texas in his top 6 back in March along with LSU, Stanford, Michigan, Florida and Georgia. The Louisiana native was committed to LSU at one point in time, but de-committed a little over a year ago. The Tigers are still seen as the favorites in his recruitment, but Texas appears to have positioned themselves favorably and will at least get a chance to wow the 5-star standout.

ATH Makiya Tongue

The versatile playmaker from The Boot will make his way to Austin for his official visit this weekend and the vibes going in are favorable for the Longhorns. We’ve said previously that things could get interesting if LSU got into the mix with him being a University Lab player, but it doesn’t look like the Tigers view him as a priority at this time and that is allowing Texas to strengthen the relationship. Tongue has NFL bloodlines and could project to a few different positions at the collegiate level, but he wants a shot at playing wide receiver starting out. While he may have visions of catching touchdowns, his upside may be higher on the defensive side of the ball, which is where Texas seems to like him more.

2020

QB Bryce Young (Unofficial visit)

With a commitment from Roschon Johnson in the 2019 class, Texas has already begun the search for a signal caller in the 2020 class. Young transferred to California powerhouse Mater Dei earlier this year and already holds offers from over 20 programs. The Texas staff has done a great job building a relationship with Young and his visit this weekend will be his 2nd time in Austin this offseason. USC is seen as the early favorite, but Texas will have an opportunity to make a big impression.

 

Additional Note: Marcus Banks will not be making his official visit this weekend and will have to reschedule for a later date.

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Jameson McCausland is originally from Frisco, Texas, where he grew up a Longhorn fan. His two favorite sports are football and baseball, both of which he covers for HornSports. He enjoys spending time with family and friends in his spare time. Jameson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

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