– Joseph Ossai: I have confirmed with a source close to Texas OLB/DE target, Joseph Ossai (Conroe, TX) that Ossai will take his official visit to Texas this upcoming weekend for the Kansas State game.
Ossai is essentially down to TAMU and Texas. TAMU feels confident but…I don’t know that they should. I continue to be told that while Ossai likes TAMU as a school, Texas is well within striking distance. This upcoming weekend will likely push this thing one way or the other.
Interestingly, while Ossai had long said he would wait till signing day to decide (early signing period or late), my source said, “that [date] could change with the fatigue of the recruiting process”. – (Super K)
– DaShaun White: Texas continues to look at some other LB’s even with guys like Ayodele Adeoye, Byron Hobbs, and DeMarvion Overshown* committed. It looks like they would like to take one more in 2018. One guy that I checked in with is Richland (TX) Texas A&M LB commit DaShaun White.
In late July he attended Texas’ premier summer camp in hopes to land an offer. He performed well and people around him expected an offer to come shortly after. That didn’t happen, and White committed to Texas A&M over Oklahoma. I will say that if that offer came from Texas he’d very likely be a Longhorn commit right now. I checked with him to see if he was still in communications with the Texas staff. He told me “Not much besides them keeping in touch. They sort of left the ball in my court and I haven’t made any efforts with them.”
That told me all I need to know. Oklahoma is fighting to flip White from TAMU, but he’s not really looking at Texas since they haven’t offered. Tom Herman and his staff haven’t made many evaluation mistakes IMO in the 2018 class, but not locking up White to finish off their LB class was a mistake IMO.
We’ll see what they do, and if they end up landing another LB. Just know it very likely won’t be DaShaun White. – (Andrew)