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Chad Lindberg (left) and Logan Parr are among the state's top offensive linemen in the 2020 class. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Six official visitors expected at Texas this weekend

Posted May 3rd, 2019


An important weekend awaits the Longhorns football team with six official visitors and a number of unofficial visitors expected on campus. Three of Texas’ five commits are taking their official visits, as well as the top target at offensive tackle and defensive tackle. The Longhorns’ last commitment was Jaden Hullaby of Dallas Bishop Dunne on March 30. It’s time for Texas to rebuild momentum in the 2020 class.

Cy Ridge defensive lineman Vernon Broughton is a top target for Texas in the 2020 cycle. (Mike Craven)

Vernon Broughton, defensive tackle, Houston Cypress Ranch

FYI: 6-5/286; 4 stars; No. 6 on the Fab 55

Status: Uncommitted


Broughton is the best defensive lineman in the state for the 2020 cycle. He’s still new to football compared to most prospects, giving him a higher ceiling to reach once on campus. Broughton can play end or tackle, though his frame suggests that he can carry 300 pounds without losing athleticism. Texas is clearly in the lead for Broughton and a strong official visit gets Texas one step closer to landing its top priority along the interior of the defensive line.

Chad Lindberg, offensive tackle, Houston Clear Creek

FYI: 6-6.5/327; 4 stars; No. 7 on the Fab 55

Status: Uncommitted

Lindberg is one of two missing pieces for Texas’ offensive line class in 2020. Lindberg and Galena Park North Shore four-star offensive tackle Damieon George are the top two targets with three interior linemen already committed to the Longhorns. Lindberg is the top-rated tackle in the state. His brother attends Texas and he’s grown close with the current commitments.

Chris Thompson Jr., safety, Duncanville

FYI: 6-2/195; 4 stars; No. 12 on the Fab 55

Status: Uncommitted

Texas wants more recruiting success in DFW and Thompson is one of the top prospects in that area. Duncanville is home to multiple Texas targets in the 2020 and 2021 classes. Landing Thompson could help with the other targets. Thompson is a hybrid safety/linebacker. He’s perfect for the Joker position manned by B.J. Foster.

Jaylen Garth, offensive lineman, Port Neches-Groves

FYI: 6-5/285; 4 stars; No. 32 on the Fab 55

Status: Committed

Garth plays offensive tackle for Port Neches-Groves, but he said this week that UT offensive line coach Herb Hand wants him at guard once he arrives on campus. Garth is due for a rise in the rankings in June after reshaping his body. He’s gained strength and remains one of the most athletic big men in the 2020 class.

Jake Majors, offensive lineman, Prosper

FYI: 6-3.5/283; 4 stars; No. 27 on the Fab 55

Status: Committed

Majors is a bully along the offensive line with the potential to play guard or center once he gets to Austin. His lower body is massive and strong. He’s continually improving his technique and is used to pass blocking since he plays left tackle for Prosper.

Logan Parr, offensive lineman, San Antonio O’Connor

FYI: 6-3.5/280; 4 stars; No. 14 on the Fab 55

Status: Committed

Parr is a similar prospect to Majors. He can play guard or center. Majors and Parr are close to Lindberg and plan to convince the big offensive tackle to join them in Austin. Parr was the second commitment of the 2020 class.