Five Texas commitments and several of the team’s top targets will be making their way to Austin for the Longhorns’ Under the Lights camp.
It’ll go down Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium where Charlie Strong and his staff will put their best foot forward before recruiting dies down with the start of the upcoming season.
A list of expected visitors culled together by Orangebloods shows Longhorns pledges Sam Ehlinger (QB, Westlake), Damion Miller (WR, Tyler John Tyler), LaGaryonn Carson (DE, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau), Kobe Boyce (CB, Lake Dallas) and Montrell Estell (S, Hooks).
The only UT pledge not planning to make the trip is DeSoto offensive lineman Xavier Newman, who this month at The Opening told the American-Statesman and other media he is considering flipping his commitment to Oklahoma.
Headlining a talented group of uncommitted visitors are star linebackers Anthony Hines (Plano East) and Baron Browning (Kennedale), who each are considering Texas among other schools. Hines, the nation’s top inside linebacker, was excellent at The Opening, flashing impressive speed and length and delivering a performance that moved him up six spots to No. 2 in the summer update of the Fab 55.
Likewise, Browning is a physical specimen with the versatility to play Texas’ Fox end. He told reporters in Oregon he was looking forward to Under the Lights because “me and Coach Strong have a lot of catching up to do.”
Other visitors include Lancaster receiver Omar Manning, who was injured for The Opening, Temple defensive end Taquon Graham, who nearly committed to the Longhorns this summer, and Nacogdoches cornerback Josh Thompson, who teamed with Sam Ehlinger in the 7-on-7 tournament at The Opening.
The other day, Ehlinger took to Twitter to encourage Texas to offer a scholarship to Thompson, who is currently committed to TCU. That offer could come this weekend.
— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) July 15, 2016
Texas will also get a closer look at Hutto defensive end Ondario Robinson, who had nine sacks last year with the Hippos. Robinson reports offers from Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
Angleton running back/safety B.J. Foster, who 247Sports calls the state’s top 2018 recruit, will also attend Under the Lights.