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– Nik Bonitto: Texas will host another official visitor this weekend. It will be St. Thomas Aquinias (FL) OLB Nik Bonitto, who is a relativley new prospect to Texas fans. The Longhorns offered in early September and he showed some interest, but with Texas getting him on campus for an official visit it shows his interest is legit.
I spoke to someone at Bonitto’s HS to get a better feel on what kind of player he is. He’s a 6’3 210 pound OLB who can play all over the field. I was told, “Nik is ultra athletic. He can definitely be a premier pass rusher off the edge. He plays on all three levels for us defensively. This year he has taken his game to another level. His ability to set the edge and be a huge difference maker in the run game is overlooked by his pass rushing ability.”
Louisville has been seen as the leader for Bonitto for months, and he even named them his leader in August. But he might’ve stepped away from that. He’s taken official visits to Louisville and Oklahoma. He also unofficially visited Miami over the weekend. This will be his third official visit, and we will know more about Texas’ chances to land him after the visit. – (Andrew)
– Anthony Cook: I talked to someone close to Hou. Lamar (TX) 5-star CB Anthony Cook recently. They told me about Ohio State coming to see Cook this week, which was first reported by 247Sports. One thing I wanted to note is that Texas will not go see Cook before his commitment on October 30th. The reason for that is Texas already went by Lamar this fall for a visit. And they are only allowed one visit during the season.
Right now we still have a Texas-Ohio State battle on hand for Cook right now. Another thing to note for Cook is that he’s an early enrollee. So if Texas were to land him, they could get Cook, BJ Foster, and Caden Sterns in Austin when January rolls around. Talk about a great Christmas for DB coaches Jason Washington and Craig Naivar. – (Andrew)
– Mustapha Muhammad: Ridge Point (TX) TE Mustapha Muhammad is going to make his commitment this week.
Oct 20th, 2017
6:30. Be There! pic.twitter.com/axQ4IC1Hbb
— Ⓜ️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) October 16, 2017
This is a tough one to get a feel on because Muhammad is keeping things very quiet right now. Michigan has been the team to beat for awhile now. Though Muhammad hasn’t been to Ann Arbor since April for their Spring Game. Though he’s still in contact with their coaches and their commits a lot. I still think they’re the team to beat.
The only official visit he’s taken so far was to UCLA. I talked to him after the visit and he was blown away by the trip. Though with the uncertainty around HC Jim Mora and with the Bruins having a tough season I don’t think they’re a huge factor. Early on in his recruitment, Clemson looked like a very strong threat to land Muhammad but I’m not sure how strong of a threat they are right now.
He last visited Texas in July. I’d probably put them at #2 behind Michigan right now due to the fact that he’s close friends with a lot of Texas’ commits from the Houston area. Texas has two TE commits right now but everyone knows that they’re going to have to work to keep Dominick Wood-Anderson in the fold. – (Andrew)
– Texas vs Oklahoma | Recruit Reaction: There were a lot of big names in the Dallas for Texas-OU on Saturday. While a lot of Texas fans were disappointed with the result, all of the recruits I talked to were impressed with the game overall.
’19 WR Marquez Beason: “It was amazing. The fans from both teams were die-hard and the atmosphere was amazing.”
’19 S Jalen Catalon: “The game was good. Loved the atmosphere and the competitiveness from both sides.”
’19 RB Noah Cain: “It was a great game and atmosphere. I met Byron Hobbs and his pops and they were real cool.”
TE Malcolm Epps: “It was a great game, you can’t win them all. I got to catch up with Casey [Thompson] and just loved being around my future teammates.”
’19 OL EJ Ndoma-Ogar: “It was a great game, instant classic. Was amazing to see both teams step up for the rivalry.”
LB DaShaun White: “Really good game. Saw a lot of what I needed to see from both sides.”
’19 RB Isaiah Spiller: “The game was great!”
That’s just some of them, and obviously would’ve been even better if Texas pulled out a win. Though recruits saw some good things on Saturday. – (Andrew)