Three key recruits in the class of 2020 have announced their top schools and the Texas Longhorns are in the running to nab all but one in Prince Dorbah, Ryan Watts, and Myles Slusher.
The Texas Longhorns are coming off their best season in years and it is impressing the class of 2020. After hauling in the No. 1 recruiting class in the Big 12 and the No. 3 class in the nation for 2019, the Longhorns are looking to keep their spot among the clouds with next year’s group of players.
So far, coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns have four commits for 2020 in Hudson Card, Jaylen Garth, Logan Parr, and Jake Majors. All are four-star recruits based in Texas.
Last week, the Longhorns received some updates on who may be joining the class of 2020, with three recruits announcing their top schools.
Four-star outside linebacker Prince Dorbah announced his top five schools on Friday and Texas made the cut. The Longhorns will be battling Arkansas, LSU, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State for Dorbah’s signature.
The 6-foot-2, 210 pound Highland Park product is the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 30 in the state of Texas per 247Sports. Through two years of varsity football, Dorbah has recorded 167 total tackles, 26 sacks, 39 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, and averages 5.8 tackles per game. He was also named the Defensive MVP during Highland Park’s state title game victory.
If the Texas Longhorns get Dorbah’s pledge, he will be a deadly pass rushing addition to the defense. The quality production he has amassed for powerhouse Highland Park in its tough Class 5A league, shows not only promise but a high ceiling once he transitions to college football.
Dorbah last visited campus unofficially in January and is currently favored to pick Texas via 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Prediction.
Four-star cornerback Ryan Watts also announced his top schools on Friday. Along with the Texas, Watts will be deciding between Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M.
The 6-foot-2 and a half, 187 pounder is the No. 30 corner in the nation and the No. 49 in the state of Texas. The Little Elm product had a solid showing at The Opening Dallas Regional, recording a 4.59 second 40-yard dash, 38 inch vertical, 4.20 second shuttle, and securing a 116.91 overall rating in the 99th percentile of all recruits tested.
Like Dorbah, Watts’ ceiling is high and his length and speed benefits one-on-one matchups. Watts’ Crystal Ball Predictions are split between Texas with 67 percent and Oklahoma with 33 percent.
Watts is on the Texas Longhorns’ cornerback target shortlist along with Kitan Crawford, Joshua Eaton, Kelee Ringo, Dwight McGlothern, and Jalen Kimber.
Four-star safety Myles Slusher announced his top 10 schools on Friday, which unfortunately had the Longhorns absent. As of now, Slusher will be deciding between the Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Texas A&M, and TCU.
The 6-foot-0, 181 pound Oklahoma native is the No. 14 safety in the nation and the No. 3 in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma, Oregon, and Oklahoma State are all tied with 33 percent in Slusher’s Crystal Ball Predictions.
With Slusher out of the running, the Texas Longhorns are looking to bring in any of the six remaining safeties who retain an offer. Four-stars Chris Thompson Jr., Bryson Washington, Darius Snow, Lathan Ransom, and Xavion Alford. All are in-state prospects except for Ransom whose hometown is Tucson, Arizona.
Ransom and Snow are the only two whose Crystal Ball Predictions do not favor Texas.
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