Open Post | Weekend, May 4th – 6th

– Earlier this week, Texas offered Katy Taylor (TX) Offensive Tackle Andrew Coker.

Coker said Texas was his childhood favorite growing up, and that a visit is likely to happen. Coker is an interesting prospect, as he made an early commitment to Florida, but backed out in Late January. Since then Georgia, and some big in-state schools in Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and now Texas have offered.

A big reason for that was last year Coker was over 350 pounds. He’s almost 6’7, but he was still too heavy and slow. He told me he’s down to around 310-315 now and that’s a big reason why more teams are solid on him as a legit OT prospect. – (Andrew)

 


 

– 2019 ATH (WR/LB) Makiya Tongue (Baton Rouge, LA) tells me he will take an official visit to Texas, this upcoming weekend.

Some of you may recall that Makiya picked up a Texas offer back in late February and promptly took an unofficial visit Texas.

This return trip is obviously a good sign for Texas. Makiya is son of former NFL safety, Reggie Tongue. So, he’s got the DNA!

Texas is giving Makiya the option to play WR or LB. – (Super K)

 


 

Weekend Visitors:

As Super K mentioned earlier this week, Texas will be hosting Makiya Tongue, the dynamic Athlete out of Baton Rouge, (Louisianna). He will be just one of a handful of important visitors who will be making their way to the 4o acres this weekend.

Others who are expected to be in Austin for official visits are:

*NaNa Osafo-Mensah, DE/OLB, Fort Worth (TX) Nolan Catholic: As Will noted earlier this week, Texas is in a good position for Nolan Catholic’s NaNa Osafo-Mensah, but they may be playing a bit from behind. Even though he is visiting this weekend, Oscar Giles was in Fort Worth to visit the defensive end. Again, Texas has set themselves up in great position here. Need to execute.

This weekend will go a long way in helping NaNa decide which program he will commit to in a few short weeks. While Notre Dame has made up a ton of ground, and may in fact have taken the lead at this point, Tom Herman and his staff will undoubtedly roll out the proverbial orange carpet and make every attempt to sway things back to Texas with the hopes of locking this one up.

*Tyler Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Conroe (TX) Oak Ridge: As Alex King noted back in April, Johnson has visited Texas on a number of occasions already with this last visit coming right after he took his first official visit to Oklahoma for their Spring Game during the April 14 weekend.

Three visits in basically a month’s span, hard not to envision Texas being the team to beat at this point. We like where Texas sits with the big tackle and while a public commitment is not expected, we also would not completely rule it out.

*Brayden Liebrock, Tight End, Chandler (AZ) Chandler: As Andrew mentioned a while back, Liebrock is a guy that the Texas staff has really turned their attention to after Baylor Cupp committed to Texas A&M. Liebrock holds 20+ offers including Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame and others. Right now the only official visit he’s taken was to his home state school, Arizona State. I was also told that Liebrock plans to make an earlier decision. And he has already taken an unofficial to Texas, so this is huge weekend to Texas to put themselves in a prime position to land a Top 15 TE in the nation.

*Derek Stingley, Baton Rouge (LA) Dunham School: As Super K has said previously, Stingley, in his estimation is the best cornerback in the country. If he isn’t a three and done 1st through 3rd round guy, he’d be surprised. Like Dax Hill at safety, Stingley is a notch above elite.

LSU is the team to beat here, but again, getting a kid on campus tends to have a great affect on them. We fully expect Tom Herman and his staff to at least give the young man something to think about in regards to pushing Texas into “serious contender” area.

Unofficial Visitor

*Bryce Young, 2020 QB, Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei: As will noted earlier this week, Bryce Young will be coming in for his third trip in last year and second in the past month. The staff had another successful visit with Bryce Young earlier this week where they decided to finally extend an offer. Texas is making him a priority, and if they continue showing the love, they could land a blue-chip 2020 QB before too long.

It should be noted here that Young will also be visiting Oklahoma this weekend, and they are real players for him as well.