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Four-star defensive end Prince Dorbah at Highland Park spring practice. (Mike Craven)

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The Dotted Line: Five recruiting targets that may commit to Texas in June

Posted June 5th, 2019

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Texas picked up its sixth commitment on Monday afternoon when four-star athlete Ja’Quinden Jackson pledged to the Longhorns. Jackson is the quarterback at Duncanville, which reached the state championship in Class 6A Division I. He wants to start his college career at that position, but he’s listed as an athlete on recruiting services because of his ability to play wide receiver or outside linebacker.

Who is the next prospect to commit to Texas? Here are five options:

Duncanville safety Chris Thompson Jr., at Texas’ Heat Wave in June. (Mike Craven)

Chris Thompson Jr., safety, Duncanville

FYI: 6-2/195; 4 stars; No. 12 on the 2020 Fabulous 55

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Top schools: Texas, Notre Dame

Thompson is the third-ranked safety in the country. He’s a long-time target of Texas and a strong favorite to pledge to the Longhorns before his senior season. Jackson committed on Monday and it’s hard to imagine the teammates not ending up in Austin. Thompson is the ideal Joker in Texas’ scheme, as he already plays a combination of safety and outside linebacker.

Prince Dorbah, outside linebacker, Highland Park

FYI: 6-2.5/208; 4 stars; No. 19 on the Fab 55

Top schools: Texas, LSU

Dorbah is the state’s top pass rusher. He excels at defensive end for Highland Park, the three-time defending Class 5A Division I state champions. He would move to B-backer if he signs with Texas, tasked with playing an outside linebacker position that focuses on rushing the passer. He’s recorded 30 sacks over the past two seasons. Dorbah wants to announce this summer, and he’s down to Texas and LSU.

Vernon Broughton, defensive tackle, Houston Cypress Ridge

FYI: 6-5/286; 4 stars; No. 8 on the Fab 55

Top schools: Texas, Arkansas, Texas A&M

Broughton is a budding star along the defensive line. He’s still a raw prospect since he didn’t start playing football seriously until he was a sophomore. He earned first-team all-district honors as a junior and continues to grow into a potential defensive tackle. He’s also played end. He’s the top-rated defensive lineman in the state. Arkansas and Texas A&M are strongly in the mix.

Chad Lindberg, offensive tackle, Houston Clear Creek

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

Top schools: Texas, Stanford

The state’s top offensive tackle prospect likely will choose between Texas and Stanford. The Longhorns are the favorite with his older brother already on campus as a student. Lindberg took his official visit to Texas in May, along with Broughton and Thompson. He’s a big-bodied, aggressive lineman who bends incredibly well for his size. He’s drawn interest from across the country. Lindberg is also close with fellow UT commits like Jake Majors and Logan Parr.

Kitan Crawford, cornerback, John Tyler

FYI: 5-11/200; 4 stars; No. 49 on the Fab 55

Top schools: Texas, Baylor, Tennessee

Crawford released a top three list of Texas, Baylor, and Tennessee. He’s yet to announce when he’ll pick a school, but he’s hinted at a decision coming sooner rather than later. Texas A&M and Oklahoma are also in line for visits. The Longhorns are considered the leaders for one of the fastest prospects in the entire state. Crawford is likely the favorite to win the 100-meter dash in Class 6A as a senior. He’s a talented cornerback who also spends time at running back in his prep career.

Other prospects to know: RB Bijan Robinson, CB Jahari Rogers, DE Alfred Collins, DE Princely Umanmielen, S Lathon Ransom.

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