Open Post | Wednesday, October 11th

– Badara Traore: Orangebloods.com was the first to report the news but ASA College (NY) OT Badara Traore plans to officially visit Texas next weekend (October 21st) when Texas hosts Oklahoma State. Traore is a tough guy to get a read on, as he holds offers from schools like OU, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, and about 30 others. The thing is that I don’t think all of those offers are commitable right now. Traore is 6’8 315 pounds, so he’s a huge guy. The issue is that he tore his ACL last year and missed the whole season. I will say that Texas would take a commitment from Traore, at least based on what I was told.

He’s been healthy all season, but has been focusing more on the season than his recruitment. The only official visit he’s taken so far was to Auburn in late July. Traore told me that Texas is the only school he has a visit planned to as of right now. He is an early enrollee so his recruitment will be over in a few months at the latest.

Like I’ve said before, the weekend of the Oklahoma State game is going to be a huge one for Texas recruiting wise. – (Andrew)

– Terrace Marshall: Another star recruit has set his Texas official visit. This one is Parkway (LA) 5-star WR Terrace Marshall, he plans to visit Texas on November 11th. He has a Final 5 of Texas, LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M, and Florida State. Marshall suffered a season-ending leg injury earlier this season but that has slowed the interest from schools.

I’m going to be honest here, I don’t think Texas has a real shot in this one. LSU was the clear leader heading into the season for Marshall and I think they still lead. The Tigers up and down season might’ve hurt them to a degree, but I still like their chances. Texas A&M is the main competition for Marshall as he has talked them up multiple times, but you never really know with Kevin Sumlin’s job security there.

Getting a guy like Marshall on campus is always good as it will give you a shot to land him. But I don’t see it happening but Texas will have a very good WR class led by Brennan Eagles and Al’Vonte Woodard. – (Andrew)

– Weekend Visitors: Some other names have been added to the Texas-OU visitor list. I didn’t cover recruiting when Mack Brown was at Texas, but I can say that Tom Herman’s staff has definitely put more work in on getting guys to this game. I think it’s a good idea as it’s a second to none environment at the Cotton Bowl. Now can they win in front of those guys?

Another name that is likely going to be in Dallas is Arl. Lamar (TX) DE Bobby Tre Brown. He has a lot of interest in Texas, but I think the Longhorns are running behind Alabama, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma.