ORLANDO — Texas will face one of its top linebacker targets for the next few years after St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 4-star prospect Nik Bonitto chose the Sooners over the Longhorns and Louisville. The 6-foot-2.5, 204-pound outside linebacker held 28 offers and is ranked as the No. 218 overall prospect in the 2018 class.
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The Longhorns remain at 21 commitments, with 19 signed. Bonitto announced his decision Thursday night at the Under Armour All-America Game, which featured eight Texas commitments and more than a dozen Texas natives.
Tom Herman is still chasing linebackers in the 2018 class despite signing two players – Ayodele Adeoye and Byron Hobbs – during the early signing period in January. Expect the Longhorns to sign nearly 30 prospects in the 2018 class, including another linebacker. The top remaining target is Texas A&M commit DaShaun White of North Richland Hills.
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