Open Post | Monday, October 9th

Joseph Ossai: Per a source very close to Ossai, Texas has taken the lead in this one following the Texas official visit. I’m told the visit impressed Ossai and his family so much that his sister is actually considering transferring from UH to Texas next year.

Ossai is a high academic recruit who plans on majoring in Engineering. The family was really pleased to hear about the new 350 million dollar engineering building. Also, as a family of Nigerian descent I’m told they actually met with an engineering professor of Nigerian descent.

Again, I’m told Texas has overtaken TAMU. Source gave no timeline on a decision. Hope to know more on that later this week. – (Super K)

– Team Note | Open CB Battle: Some of you might have noticed that CB Davante Davis played a lot in the second half vs Kansas State over Kris Boyd. I wasn’t sure if Boyd was hurt or what, so I talked to a source about it after the game.

It sounds like Boyd was pulled from the game for poor performance. I was told “He just kept messing up, so they pulled him.” The biggest issues came with Boyd being out of position at times, and there may be an open competition at CB for the spot opposite Holton Hill this week. The main two guys are Boyd and Davis, but another name is watch is Josh Thompson. So that is something to keep an eye on.

– Team Note | Toneil Carter: On Saturday, freshman RB Toneil Carter ran for 32 yards on 6 carries (over 5 YPC) and Kyle Porter and Chris Warren ran for 27 yards on 14 carries (less than 2 YPC) combined. But there were some asking questions about Carter’s health as I don’t think he got any carries in the second half.

I talked to a source on that situation and Carter is healthy. He just wasn’t given any carries in the second half for whatever reason. I can understand the staff’s reluctance to have a true freshman at QB and RB, but Carter is the best option to compliment the style of play Chris Warren brings. Carter also has the most big play ability, as Tom Herman has noted. We’ll see if we see more of Carter this week vs Oklahoma. – (Andrew)

– Texas-Oklahoma Visitors: Every year there is a big recruiting turnout when Texas and Oklahoma face off each year in Dallas. This year will be no different as Tom Herman and Lincoln Riley make their HC debuts in the game. This year is Texas’ turn to host recruits for the game, so they’ll be the Longhorns guests and be on their sideline. So all the recruits that we update you on that plan to attend the game, will be invited by Texas.

– DaShaun White: I recently had a note on Richland (TX) Texas A&M LB commit DaShaun White. The main point was that Texas was keeping in contact with him but since they hadn’t offered he wasn’t showing much interest in return. But like I say with recruiting, things can change quickly and that could happen with White and Texas.

I was told over the weekend that an offer from Texas could be coming to White as soon as this week. Right now it seems like White and his camp are waiting until a possible offer actually comes before saying much. As I don’t blame them as they thought an offer from Texas was coming after White’s performance at Texas’ camp in July. One thing to know is that he will be at the Cotton Bowl this weekend for Texas-OU.

Right now Oklahoma is the main competition to flip him from Texas A&M. If something were to happen with Kevin Sumlin there, I would predict him flipping to the Sooners. He was in College Station over the weekend for an unoffical visit. Right now the only official visit he has planned is to Oklahoma on October 28th. If Texas offers, I would say they’d likely get an official visit from White. But like I said earlier, lets see if an offer actually comes. – (Andrew)

– Tanner McKee: Texas hosted Centennial (CA) QB Tanner McKee on an official visit over the weekend. It was his first official visit and it sounds like the Longhorns made a really solid impression. He told me “It was amazing. The family atmosphere and the desire they have to win really stood out. They understand it takes hard work and execution to be successful.”

I said going into the weekend that I felt like Stanford and BYU likely led for McKee, and I still feel that way. When I asked him if Texas could’ve moved into the lead and he said “It’s my first official so I’ll wait and see some other places before making ant statements. They have made a great impression though.”

The next two officials for McKee will likely be Alabama and Stanford in the month of November. His BYU official visit will be the weekend before NSD, and told me Washington will likely be late in the season or after the season. – (Andrew)

– Weekend Visitors: In addition to White, here are some other recruits that will see Texas and Oklahoma play this weekend. We will continue to update the list throughout the week.