Surprise Visits Spice Up Longhorns’ Recruiting Efforts

Cedar Hill LB DaMarkus Lodge (left) playing against Lake Travis in 2013 (Photo: courtesy Jay Plotkin).
Cedar Hill player DaMarkus Lodge (left) playing against Lake Travis in 2013 (Photo: courtesy Jay Plotkin).

With National Signing Day exactly two weeks away, the Texas coaching staff is hustling to put the finishing touches on a class that should rank in the nation’s top 10 despite the recent de-commitments of Tim Irvin and Louis Brown.

Two key weekends remain where the Longhorns hope to impress their remaining visitors. This weekend Texas expects to host a group that includes one of the nation’s top running back prospects, according to Rivals, Soso Jamabo of Plano West. Rivals ranks Jamabo as a 5-star prospect and the top running back and player in Texas.

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Though high profile, Jamabo may not be the highest profile recruit to visit Austin. On Wednesday afternoon, the Longhorns’ staff received unofficial visits from two offensive players who have five state championship rings between them. Allen quarterback Kyler Murray and Cedar Hill receiver DaMarkus Lodge spent Wednesday on the 40 Acres, according to Gigem247. Murray, a 5-star quarterback committed to A&M, and Lodge, a 4-star receiver previously committed to A&M but also considering LSU and Ole Miss, tweeted out pictures of Longhorns jerseys with their numbers. Texas Football Magazine named Murray its 6A Player of the Year this season. He’s also the Gatorade National Player of the Year and the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors 6A Player of the Year.

Should he surprise many and switch from A&M to Texas, Murray would give the Longhorns another option to compete with [article-offer]

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